Anopheles (Cel.) farauti

Author

  • Laveran
  • 1902b:908 (F).
  • Faureville, Vate [Efate], New Hebrides Islands [Vanuatu] (PIP)

Distribution

SpeciesMap

Australia, Indonesia, Solomon Islands (Santa Cruz Islands), Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Bismark Archipelago, Vanuatu

Synonyms

  • moluccensis Swellengrebel and Swellengrebel de Graaf
    • 1919(1920)b:1 (L*; annulipes var.). Also 1920b:29 (M, F; annulipes var.)
    • Type-loc: Several localities in Moluccas and Western New Guinea (NE).
    • Knight and Farner 1944:132 (syn.).
    • Lee and Woodhill 1944:140 (M, F*, L*, E*).

Bionomics

Larvae are found in a wide variety of breeding places but prefer habitat with emergent, floating and submerged vegetation or algae in heavy shade. Thsi species is also found in brackish pools, lagoons and mangrove swamps in costal areas. Larvae are occassionally taken from a wide variety of artifical containers. Adults feed on a wide variety of hosts, including man (Belkin 1962).

Medical Importance

Primary malaria vector (Belkin 1962).

LARVA  PUPA

Adult Stage, detail images:

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