Anopheles (Cel.) fluviatilis


  • James
  • 1902:31 (A*, L*).
  • Duars (Jalpaiguri District) [West Bengal], Nagpur [Central Provinces], and the Jeypore Hill Tracts, India (LU)


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Not usually found below 1000 ft. Larvae are found in the grassy edges of slow moving streams, sprIngs, irrigation channels, sometimes in the edges of swamps and lakes. Females readily bite man, feeding generally before midnight (Christophers 1933).

Medical Importance

Primary malaria vector (Christophers 1933).

Culicidae » Anophelinae » Anopheles » Cellia
habitus image

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Additional References


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