Anopheles (Ano.) atroparvus


  • Van Thiel
  • 1927:389 (A; maculipennis var.).
  • Bolsward, Friesland, Holland (NE)



Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro)


  • fallax Roubaud
    • 1934:740 (M, E*; maculipennis var.)
    • Type-loc: Near Caen, [Calvados], Normandy, France (?PIP).
    • Bates 1940:354 (syn.).


The larvae are found in brackish water along the coast from the southern Baltic to Spain and in inland salt springs and waters with high mineral content (Bates in Boyd 1949 and Hackett and Missirolli 1935).

Medical Importance

Primary malaria vector in the Netherlands, Spain and Portugal (Bates in Boyd 1949).


Adult Stage, detail images:

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