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tessellatus Theobald

1901a:175 (F*).
Type-loc: Taipang [=Taiping], Perak Malaya (BM)

Additional References:
Christophers and Barraud 1931:174 (E*).
Christophers 1933:182 (M*, F*, P, L*, E).
Crawford 1938:82 (P*).
D'Abrera 1944:353 (E).
Colless 1948:98 (M*, F*, L*).
Bonne-Wepster and Swellengrebel 1953:274 (M*, F*, L*).
Baisas and Ubaldo-Pagayon 1956:224 (L*, E*).
Hara 1959:112 (P*).
Reid 1968:257 (M*, F*, P*, L*, E*).
Miyagi, Iha and Kishimoto 1969:33 (tax.).
Basio and Reisen 1971:60 (L; n. distr.).
Aslamkhan 1971:147 (distr.).
Darsie and Pradhan 1990:71 (distr.).
Whelan & Hapgood 2000: 405-416 (distr. East Timor, bion.)
Oo, Storch and Becker 2004: 24 (distr., Myanmar).
Rattanarithikul et al. 2006: 1-128 (F*,L*; bionomics, distribution, keys)


Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Guam, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, Philippines, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor, Vietnam

Larvae are widely distributed but rarely abundant. Larval habitats are collections of dirty stagnant water in sun or shade. Adults primarily zoophilic but will enter houses to bite man (Reid 1968).

Medical Importance:
Except in the Maldive islands it is not regarded as a malaria vector. Is also a secondary vector of W. bancrofti in Maldives (Reid 1968).

  • ssp. orientalis (Swellengrebel and Swellengrebel de Graaf).