Anopheles (Ano.) labranchiae


  • Falleroni
  • 1926:564 (E*; claviger var.)
  • [Pontine Marshes, Rome, Latium], Italy (LU)


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Algeria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Greece, Italy, Libya, Morocco, Romania, Spain, Tunisia



Larvae are found in clear, still and sunny habitats containing horizontal vegetation, algae, (Ranunculus, Chara, Myriophyllum, Ceratophyllum or Potamogeton). Habitats include large shallow spring flood pools, slow and stagnant streams, permanent swamps, marshes and rice fields (Aitken 1953). Females readily enter buildings to bite man and cattle (Aitken 1953).

Medical Importance

Important vector of malaria in region. (Aitken 1953)

Culicidae » Anophelinae » Anopheles » Anopheles
habitus image

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

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