Systematic Catalog of Culicidae

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vigilax (Skuse)

1889:1731 (F; as Culex).
Type-loc: Gosford, Kiama and National Park, New South Wales, and Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (MM)

Additional References:
Mackerras 1927:296 (M*).
Borel 1930:280 (M*, F, L*).
Hamlyn-Harris 1933:229 (F*; biol.).
Taylor 1943b:74 (M, F, L*).
Lee 1944a:53 (L*).
Penn 1949b:42 (P*).
Klein and Marks 1960:115 (syn.).
Mattingly (1961:39 (M*, F*, P*, L*).v Belkin 1962a:392 (M*, F, P*, L*).
Dobrotworsky 1965:79 (M*, F*, L*).
Mohrig 1967: [F*].
Tanaka, Saugstad and Mizusawa 1976:220 (distr.).
Kay and Jorgensen 1986: (E*).
Linley, Geary and Russell 1992: (E*).
Whelan & Hapgood 2000: 405-416 (distr. East Timor, bion.)
Whelan & Hapgood 2000: 405-416 (distr. East Timor, bion.)
Rattanarithikul et al. 2010 (F*,L*; keys, bion., distr; Thailand)


Australia, Fiji, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Caledonia, New Guinea (Island); Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor, Tonga, Vanuatu, Vietnam

Larvae are found primarily in brackish water, mangrove swamps and salt marshes, but have also been collected from rock holes and fresh water ground pools. Females bite any time of the day or night and will bite man. They are strong fliers and can be found some distance from the coast (Belkin 1962).

Medical Importance:
Principal vector of non-periodic filariasis in New Caledonia and the Loyalty Islands (Belkin 1962).