Anopheles (Cel.) gambiae complex



SpeciesMap  SpeciesMap

Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Dem. Rep. Congo, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Sao Tome, Senegal, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe



These species occur in a great variety of types of water; the most striking are the shallow, open sun-lit pools. Females readily enter houses and bite man both indoors and outdoors starting at sunset and peaking just at dawn (Gillies and deMeillon 1968).

Medical Importance

Primary malaria vector (Gillies and deMeillon 1968).


Adult Stage, detail images:

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Adult Stage, illustrations:

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