Anopheles (Ano.) lesteri




China, Guam, Japan, Korea, Philippines


  • anthropophagus Xu and Feng
    • 1975:81, 97 (M*, F*, P*, L*, E*)
    • Type-loc: Wukiang, Kiangsu Province, China (Chinese Medical College).


Larvae are found in cool shaded ground water habitats that include marshes, ground pools, ponds, rice fields and other impounded water (Tanaka et al. 1979). Anopheles lesteri populations reach their peak in August in Korea. Larvae are found in rice paddies, irrigation ditches, ground pools, stream margins and inlets, swamps and uncultivated fields (Rueda et al. 2011).

Medical Importance

Important vector of malaria (Tanaka et al. 1979). Foley et al. (2011) found a P. vivax sporozoite rate of 1.6% from infected mosquitoes collected by black light trap near cow shed in Baengnyeong-do, Incheon, South Korea.


Adult Stage, detail images:

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