Heizmannia catesi Lien, 1968; original combination: Mattinglyia catesi.
Subfamily Culicinae, genus Heizmannia. Subgenus Mattinglyia includes six species. Subgenus abbreviation – Mat.
Species of subgenus Mattinglyia are distinguished from species of subgenus Heizmannia as follows. ADULTS – Antenna of males strongly verticillate; antepronota moderately separated; lower mesepimeral seta present (except in Hz. catesi); midlobe of scutellum with broad silvery scales; mesopostnotal setae and scales absent; fore- and midungues of females toothed. FEMALE GENITALIA – Sternum VIII with seta 1-X inserted near anterior margin; tergum IX a single sclerite; insula without setae. MALE GENITALIA – Gonocoxite without subapical lobe, spine or spines normally associated with it represented by 2 flattened leaf-like structures with expanded apices; gonostylus relatively simple; one lobe of proximal claspette with a fan-like array of flattened blades, other lobe with recurved setae. LARVAE – Maxillary brush developed as bundle of coalesced filaments. PUPAE – Generally not separable from pupae of subgenus Heizmannia. See genus Heizmannia.
The immature stages of species of subgenus Mattinglyia primarily inhabit tree holes and bamboo. Adults will viciously attack humans who enter their haunts.
As far as known, species of subgenus Mattinglyia are not of medical importance to humans.
Species of subgenus Mattinglyia occur in the Oriental Region. They are recorded from localities in southern China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan and Thailand.