Encyclopedia of Parasitology

Living Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn


  • Heinz Mehlhorn
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27769-6_4923-1

Verralina is a genus of culicoid mosquitoes. V. funerea is a brackish water species, which is common in Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and the northeastern coastal regions of Australia. It was tested positive as potential vector of important arboviruses (Barmah Forest virus, Ross River virus). V. lineata was found among abundant mosquito species in inner forests of tropical Australia. Related Verralina species were also found in mangrove forests in India breeding in rainwater-filled cups used for collecting rubber latex.


Coastal Region Brackish Water Potential Vector Mangrove Forest Mosquito Species 
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Further Reading

  1. Jeffery JA et al (2006) Role of Verrallina funerea in transmission of Barmah Forest virus and Ross River virus in coastal areas of Eastern Australia. J Med Entomol 43:1239–1247CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  2. Steiger DM et al (2012) Effects of landscape disturbance on mosquito community composition in tropical Australia. J Vector Ecol 37:69–76CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  3. Sumodon PK (2012) Species diversity of mosquito breeding in rubber plantations of Kerala, India. J Am Mosq Control Assoc 28:114–115CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Zoomorphologie, Zellbiologie und ParasitologieHeinrich-Heine-UniversitätDüsseldorfGermany