Anopheles (Cel.) superpictus


  • Grassi.
  • 1899:560 (A)
  • Italy (LU)


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  • hellenicus Peus
    • 1954:76 (E*).
    • Type-loc: Langadas Loutra, Thessa loniki, Macedonia, Greece (NE)
  • vassilievii Portschinsky
    • 1911:58 (A*; as var.)


Larvae are found in flowing water, including streams, rivers and irrigation channels in hilly and mountainous areas. Adults readily enter houses to bite man (Barraud 1933).

Medical Importance

Primary malaria vector (Beklemischev in Boyd 1949).

Culicidae » Anophelinae » Anopheles » Cellia
habitus image

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Additional References


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