Anopheles (Ano.) bancroftii




Australia, Bismark Archipelago


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Larvae are found in swamps with abundant aquatic growth and heavy shade. Females readily bite man both inside and outside (King in Boyd 1949).

Medical Importance

Primary malaria vector (King in Boyd 1949)

Culicidae » Anophelinae » Anopheles » Anopheles
habitus image

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Additional References


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