Anopheles (Cel.) moucheti


  • Evans
  • 1923a:89 (M*, F).
  • Type-loc: Stanleyville, [Orientale], Belgian Congo (CMT)



Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, Sudan, Uganda


  • None


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).

Medical Importance

An important vector of malaria where it occurs in any abundance (Gillies and deMeillon 1968).

Culicidae » Anophelinae » Anopheles » Cellia
habitus image

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Additional References

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