Anopheles (Ano.) messeae

Author

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

Distribution

SpeciesMap  SpeciesMap

Albania, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom (includes Guernsey, Jersey, Isle of Man), Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro)

Synonyms

  • None

Bionomics

Larvae are characteristically found in great inland river valleys and large marshes. This species rarely bites man and is associated with malaria only in a few places where a rather dense human population lives in close association with large marshy areas (Bates in Boyd 1949)

Medical Importance

The species rarely bites man and is associated with malaria only in a few places where a rather dense human population lives in close association with large marshy areas (parts of Hungary, and Lake Malik in Albania) (Bates in Boyd 1949).

Culicidae » Anophelinae » Anopheles » Anopheles
habitus image

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Additional References

LARVA  PUPA

Adult Stage, detail images:

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