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nigerrimus Giles

1900a:162 (F*).
Type-loc: Calcutta, [West Bengal], India (BM)

Additional References:
Reid 1953:24 (M*, F*, P*, L*, E*; to sp. status).
Seetharam and Chowdaiah 1971:429 (chromosomes*).
Aslamkhan 1971: 147-159 (checklist)
Ameen and Talukdar 1974c:91 (P*).
Harrison and Scanlon 1975:65 (M*, F*, P*, L*; distr.).
Darsie and Pradhan 1990:71 (distr.).
Glick 1992:129 (distr.).
Linley, Yap and Damar 1995:54 (E*).
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)
Qu and Zhu 2008:211 (distr. China)
Saeung et al. 2014: 973-981 (E*)


Bangladesh, Borneo; Brunei, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor, Vietnam

Lowland and valley species that prefers deep, cool, semi-open large bodies of water with some emergent or floating vegetation in open sunlight to moderate shade. Habitats include canals, large open marshes, large stream pools and rice fields (Harrison and Scanlon 1975).

Medical Importance:
Possible malaria and filariasis vector (Harrison and Scanlon 1975).