Anopheles (Cel.) culicifacies



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Afghanistan, Bahrain, Cambodia, China, Eritrea, Ethiopia, India, Iran, Iraq, Laos, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, Yemen


  • indica Theobald
    • 1901a:183 (F)
    • Type-loc: Madras, India (BM)
  • listoni Giles


Larvae are found in fresh water irrigation ditches, rain pools, pools in riverbeds, freshly dug pits or holes and wells. Females avoid oviposition site with emergent vegetation. Larvae found between 35 and 960m. in Thailand; in Vietnam only over 914m. and in Pakistan usually between 1524 - 1829m. but also up to 2286m (Harrison 1980).

Medical Importance

Primary malaria vector. (Harrison 1980)

Culicidae » Anophelinae » Anopheles » Cellia
habitus image

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Additional References


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