Anopheles (Cel.) tessellatus


  • Theobald
  • 1901a:175 (F*)
  • Taipang [=Taiping], Perak Malaya (BM)



Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Guam, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam


  • ceylonica Newstead and Carter
  • deceptor Doenitz
    • 1902:60 (F*).
    • Type-loc: Sumatra (NE).
  • formosae Hatori
  • kinoshitai Koidzumi
    • 1917:135 (F).
    • Type-loc: Ryukokosho, Taihoku (Taipei), Formosa (LU).
  • taiwanensis Koidzumi
    • 1917:135 (F).
    • Type-loc: Garden of Central Inst, Formosan Government and Banshoryo, Ako Pref., Formosa (LU).
  • thorntonii Ludlow


Larvae are widely distributed but rarely abundant. Larval habitats are collections of dirty stagnant water in sun or shade. Adults primarily zoophilic but will enter houses to bite man (Reid 1968).

Medical Importance

Except in the Maldive islands it is not regarded as a malaria vector. Is also a secondary vector of W. bancrofti in Maldives (Reid 1968).


Adult Stage, detail images:

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Adult Stage, illustrations:

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