Anopheles (Cel.) dirus




Cambodia, China, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam


  • None


Immatures abundant in rainy season and found in several small, shallow shady temporary ground pools, animal footprints, puddles on foot paths, pools in dry stream beds, springs, streams, ground pools, wheel ruts, rock pools, bamboo stumps, and depressions in hollow logs (Sallum et al. 2005b).

Medical Importance

Primary vector of human Plasmodium parasites in forested and hilly-forested areas throughout its distribution range (Sallum et al. 2005b).


Adult Stage, detail images:

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Adult Stage, illustrations:

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