Anopheles (Cel.) stephensi


  • Liston
  • 1901:441 (F*)
  • Ellichpur, [Amaroati Dist., Central Prov.], India (BM)


SpeciesMap  SpeciesMap

Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, China, Egypt, India, Iran, Iraq, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Thailand



In urban areas the larvae are found in a wide variety of artifical containers, cisterns, wells, tubs and fountains. In the wild they are found in stream pools, stream margins, seepages, irrigation channels and springs. Females avidly bite man (Puri in Boyd 1949).

Medical Importance

Primary malaria vector (Christophers 1933).


Adult Stage, detail images:

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