Type-loc: Stanleyville, [Orientale], Belgian Congo (CMT)
Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya,
Liberia, Nigeria, Sudan, Uganda
Essentially a forest species, A. moucheti larvae are found
along the borders of slow moving streams and large rivers or in pools
or ponds... and are always found where the canopy is broken and there
is some penetration of sunlight... a highly anthropophilic species readily
entering houses to feed (Gillies and deMeillon 1968).
An important vector of malaria where it occurs in any abundance (Gillies
and deMeillon 1968).
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