Anopheles (Ker.) neivai




Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama,


  • hylephilus Dyar and Knab
    • 1917:38 (F)
    • Type-loc: Gatun, Panama Canal Zone (USNM)


The immatures are found in the leaf axils of terrestrial and epiphytic bromeliads and rarely in leaf axils of aroids and treeholes. Females commonly bite humans, particularly in the evening hours. (Zavortink 1973:13)

Medical Importance

An. neivai is the primary vector of human malaria in the coastal south of Buenaventura, Colombia. It has been found infected with yellow fever virus in Panama and Guaroa virus in Colombia. (Zavortink 1973:13)

Adult Stage, detail images:

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Adult Stage, illustrations:

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