Anopheles (Ano.) quadrimaculatus


  • Say, Thomas
    • 1824. Appendix. Part I.- Natural history. 1. Zoology. E. Class Insecta. Pp. 356. In Keating, W. H., Narrative of an expedition to the source of the St. Peter's River. Vol. 2, 459 pp. Philadelphia.
    • Type-loc: [Not yet available]


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    Canada, Dominican Republic, Mexico, United States, contiguous lower 48

    Species-specific Diagnostic Characters, Adult Stage


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    • Larvae are found in permanent fresh water habitats which contain floating and/or emergent vegetation. Females readily bite man, domestic and wild animals, and are most active just after dusk.

      Medical Importance

      This species is an excellent vector of human malaria. It is also considered a possible vector of dog heartworm (Dirofilaria immitis). NOTE: Recent DNA analysis of this species indicates at least four sibling species are present under this name.

Culicidae > Anophelinae > Anopheles > Anopheles
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Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

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