Anopheles (Nys.) albitarsis

Author

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

Distribution

SpeciesMap

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

Synonyms

  • 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

Bionomics

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)

LARVA  PUPA

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