Anopheles (Nys.) albitarsis


  • Lynch Arribalzaga
  • 1878:150 (F)
  • Baradero, Buenos Aires, Argentina (IOC)



Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Panama, Paraguay, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela


  • limai Galvao and Lane
    • 1937b:227 (A, E*; as var.)
    • Type-loc: Suburbs of Pinheiros and Butantan, Sao Paulo, Brazil (NE)
  • imperfectus Correa and Ramos


The immatures of albitarsis have been found by MMAP in streams and in pools along stream margins with grassy vegetation along their edges. The water was usually clear and exposed to full sunlight. The larvae of albitarsis were not collected in association with any other species.

Medical Importance

Although it will bite man and has been found naturally infected, albitarsis does not seem to be of any importance in the transmission of human malaria. It has been incriminated as a possible vector of the human filarial worm Wuchereria bancrofti. (Linthicum 1988:197)


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