Anopheles (Nys.) albimanus


  • Wiedemann, C.R.G.
  • 1820. Diptera exotica. Ed 1. Pt.I. pg 10. Kiliae


SpeciesMap  SpeciesMap

Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Brazil, Cayman Islands, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, Suriname, United States, contiguous lower 48, Uruguay, Venezuela, Virgin Islands

Species-specific Diagnostic Characters, Adult Stage:


The larvae are found in a wide variety of permanent water habitats. They are salt tolerant. Habitats are usually in full sunlight or partial shade containing abundant floating, emergent vegetation and floating scum and algae. Habitats frequently have muddy bottoms and turbid or polluted water.

Medical Importance

In 17 of 20 Caribbean region countries, An. albimanus is the principal malaria vector.


Adult Stage, detail images:

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Adult Stage, illustrations:

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