The Subgenus Stegomyia in Southeast Asia
SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION WASHINGTON DC
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The subgenus Stegomyia Theobald is essentially confined to the tropical and subtropical regions of the old world, chiefly the Ethiopian, Oriental and Australasian regions. It is also represented in the southern part of the Palaearctic region. A. aegypti Linnaeus has, of course, been introduced into the new world. - Members of the subgenus Stegomyia occur in urban and in inhabited rural areas. The breeding sites of Stegomyia are tree holes, bamboo stumps, leaf axils, rock holes, coconut shells and tin cans - a wide variety of natural and artificial container habitats. Because of the ability of the eggs to withstand dessication certain species occur in relatively arid areas. The common belief that the subgenus is confined to forests and areas of high rainfall is wrong.