Anopheles (Cel.) punctulatus


  • Doenitz
  • 1901:36 (M, F)
  • Stephansort, New Guinea, and Herbertshoehe Bismarck Archipelago (ZM, BM)



Australia, Indonesia, New Guinea (Island) - Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands


  • None


Larvae are found in sunny road ruts and other temporary pools such as depressions and footprints in native trails, margins of streams and sloughs. Habitats are usually free of vegetation but may have marginal herbaceous growth and dense algae. Females readily bite man indoors during the early morning hours (Belkin 1962).

Medical Importance

Primary malaria vector and vector of human periodic filariasis (Belkin 1962).


Adult Stage, detail images:

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