Anopheles (Ano.) punctimacula


  • Dyar and Knab
  • 1906a:136 (A)
  • Colon, Panama Canal Zone (USNM)



Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela


  • strigimacula Dyar and Knab
    • 1906a:136 (A)
    • Type-loc: Cordoba, [Veracruz], Mexico (USNM)
  • venezuelae Evans
    • 1922:214 (F*)
    • Type-loc: La Cabrera, Carabobo, Venezuela (BM)


Larvae were taken in deep or sometimes partial shade in the following types of water: stream pool with clear water, in grass along a clear slow-moving stream with abundant vegetation, along a swamp margin, and in deep water of a large swamp. Adult females bite man and domestic animals and have been collected in Shannon traps, stable traps, horse traps, in corrals, and from human bait. (Wilkerson 1990:235)

Medical Importance

Malaria vector (pers. comm. Wilkerson 2009)


Adult Stage, detail images:

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