Anopheles (Ker.) pholidotus


  • Zavortink
  • 1973:17(M*, F*, L)
  • Type-loc: Restrepo, Meta, Colombia (USNM)



Bolivia, Colombia


  • None


The larvae are found primarily in Bromeliad leaf axils. Females readily bite humans usually in the late afternoon early evening time period. (Zavortink 1973:18)

Medical Importance

This species has been found carrying Dermatobia hominis eggs and is a possible vector of malaria. (Zavortink 1973:18)

Culicidae » Anophelinae » Anopheles » Kerteszia
habitus image

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Additional References


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