Anopheles (Ano.) labranchiae

Author

  • Falleroni
  • 1926:564 (E*; claviger var.)
  • [Pontine Marshes, Rome, Latium], Italy (LU)

Distribution

SpeciesMap  SpeciesMap

Algeria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Greece, Italy, Libya, Morocco, Romania, Spain, Tunisia

Synonyms

Bionomics

Larvae are found in clear, still and sunny habitats containing horizontal vegetation, algae, (Ranunculus, Chara, Myriophyllum, Ceratophyllum or Potamogeton). Habitats include large shallow spring flood pools, slow and stagnant streams, permanent swamps, marshes and rice fields (Aitken 1953). Females readily enter buildings to bite man and cattle (Aitken 1953).

Medical Importance

Important vector of malaria in region. (Aitken 1953)

Culicidae » Anophelinae » Anopheles » Anopheles
habitus image

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Additional References

LARVA  PUPA

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