• Theobald, F.V.
  • 1901c:305 (M, F)
  • Type-loc: Grenada [Lesser Antilles] (NE)


  • Antilles, Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, United States, Venezuela

Species-specific Diagnostic Characters, Adult Stage


  • argentinus Brethes
  • peruvianus Tamayo
    • 1907. In Tamayo and Gargia 1907:35 (M*, P*, P*, L*)
    • Type-loc: Huacachina, San Pedro de Lloc, Lima, Verano, Otono, Chanchamayo, Peru (NE)
  • tucumanus Lahille
    • 1912:253 (P*)
    • Type-loc: Rio Sali, Argentina (NE)


  • The larvae are found in sunny habitats including stream pools and margins. Females feed at night and will enter houses to take a blood meal.

Medical Importance

  • Females have been found naturally infectred with malaria in Argentina, Chile, and Venezuela (Horsfall 1955).

Additional References

Culicidae > Anophelinae > Anopheles > Anopheles

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