Anopheles (Ano.) pseudopunctipennis


  • Theobald, F.V.
  • 1901c:305 (M, F)
  • Type-loc: Grenada [Lesser Antilles] (NE)


SpeciesMap  SpeciesMap

Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, United States, contiguous lower 48, Venezuela

Species-specific Diagnostic Characters, Adult Stage


  • argentinus Brethes
  • peruvianus Tamayo
    • 1907. In Tamayo and Gargia 1907:35 (M*, P*, P*, L*)
    • Type-loc: Huacachina, San Pedro de Lloc, Lima, Verano, Otono, Chanchamayo, Peru (NE)
  • tucumanus Lahille
    • 1912:253 (P*)
    • Type-loc: Rio Sali, Argentina (NE)


The larvae are found in sunny habitats including stream pools and margins. Females feed at night and will enter houses to take a blood meal.

Medical Importance

Females have been found naturally infectred with malaria in Argentina, Chile, and Venezuela (Horsfall 1955).

Culicidae > Anophelinae > Anopheles > Anopheles
habitus image

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Additional References


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