Anopheles plumbeus Stephens, 1828




Etymology: lead color (L)

Type locality: North Ireland

Type depository: Location Unknown (LU)



Glick 1992

Becker et al. 2010



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WRBU - Genera - Global - Adult

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WRBU - Genera - Global - Larva

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WRBU - Genera - Western Palearctic - Adult

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WRBU - Genera - Western Palearctic - Larva

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WRBU - Anopheles - Republic of Georgia - Adult


Exemplar DNA sequences

All Anopheles plumbeus DNA sequences

Associated Pathogens



Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Crimean Peninsula, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France (includes Corsica), FYRO Macedonia, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iran, Ireland, Italy (includes Sardinia and Sicily), Kosovo, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia (Southern Dists.), Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom



Stephens 1828: 503 (A)

Séguy 1924: 145 (E*), 145, 146 (L*)

Marshall 1938: 134 (M*, F*, P*, L*; bionomics)

Aitken 1953: 346 (A, P, L, E; bionomics)

Senevet & Andarelli 1955a: 56 (M*, F, P*, L*, E)

Coluzzi & Cancrini 1971 (chromosomes)

Gutsevich et al. 1974: 84 (M*, F, L*)

Glick 1992 (F*; key, distribution)

Ramsdale & Snow 2000: 8 (distribution)

Beck et al. 2003: 24 (distribution; Luxembourg)

Becker et al. 2010: 178 (M*, F*, L*; keys, taxonomy, distribution, bionomics)

Osório et al. 2010 (distribution; Portugal)

Namazov 2014 (dist.; Azerbaijan)

Robert et al. 2019 (distribution; western Palearctic)



syn. nigripes Staeger

1839: 552 (A). Type locality: Charlottenlund, Denmark (ZMC). References: Martini 1930: 166 (M*, F, L*, E*).

syn. corsicanus Edwards

1928c: 166 (F; as variety). Type locality: Porto, Corsica (NHMUK). References: Bates et al. 1949: 423 (syn suggested).

syn. intermedius Shingarev

1928: 49 (not Peryassú 1908) (M*). Type locality: Moskva [USSR] (MTI). References: Bates et al. 1949: 424 (syn. suggested).






Aitken, T.H.G. (1953). The anopheline fauna of Sardinia. American Journal of Hygiene Monograph Series, 20, 303–352.

Bates, M. (1949). The natural history of mosquitoes. New York, NY: Macmillan.

Beck, M., Galm, M., Weitzel, T., Fohlmeister, V., Kasiser, A., Arnold, A., & Becker, N. (2003). Preliminary studies on the mosquito fauna of Luxembourg. European Mosquito Bulletin, 14, 21–24.

Becker, N., Petrić, D., Zgomba, M., Boase, C., Madon, M., Dahl, C., & Kaiser, A. (2010). Mosquitoes and their control (2nd ed.). Berlin, Germany: Springer-Verlag.

Coluzzi, M., & Cancrini, G. (1971). I cromosomi salivari di Anopheles plumbeus Stephens. Parassitologia, 13(1), 145–149.

Edwards, F.W. (1928c). The nematocerous Diptera of Corsica. Encyclopedie Entomologique B, 4(4), 157–189.

Glick, J.I. (1992). Illustrated key to the female Anopheles of southwestern Asia and Egypt (Diptera: Culicidae). Mosquito Systematics, 24(2), 125–153.

Gutsevich, A.V. (1974). On the identification of mosquito females (Culicidae) by microscopic preparations of the head. IV. Key to species of the genus Aedes. Parazitologiya (St. Petersburg), 8(4), 329–335.

Marshall, J.F. (1938). The British Mosquitoes. London, England: British Museum (Natural History).

Martini, E. (1930). 11. u. 12. Culicidae. In E. Lindner (Ed.), Die Fliegen der palaerktischen Region. Band III (pp. 145–320). Stuttgart, Germany: E. Schweizerbart’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung (Erwin Nägele).

Namazov, N.D. (2014). The distribution of mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) in the Republic of Azerbaijan. Entomological Review, 92, 280–282.

Osório, H.C., Amaro, F., Zé-Zé, L., Pardal, S., Mendes, S., Ventim, R., . . . Alves, M.J. (2010). Mosquito species distribution in mainland Portugal. European Mosquito Bulletin, 28, 187–193.

Ramsdale, C.D., & Snow, K. (2000). Distribution of the genus Anopheles in Europe. European Mosquito Bulletin, 7, 1–26.

Robert, V., Günay, F., Le Goff, G., Boussès, P., Sulesco, T., Khalin, A., Medlock, J.M., Kampen, H., Petrić, D., & Schaffner, F. (2019). Distribution chart for Euro-Mediterranean mosquitoes (western Palaearctic region). Journal of the European Mosquito Control Association, 37, 1–28.

Séguy, E. (1924). Les moustiques de l’Afrique Mineure, de l’Égypte et de la Syrie. Encyclopédie Entomologique A, 1, 1–257.

Senevet, G., & Andarelli, L. (1955a). Les Anopheles de l’Afrique du Nord et du Bassin Meditérranéen. In P. Lechevallier (Ed.), Encylopédie Entomologique, Paris, 33, 1–280.

Shingarev, N.I. (1928). Notes on Culicidae. III. Tropichenskai meditsina I: Veterinariia (Moscow), 6, 47–53.

Staeger, R.C. (1839). Systematik fortegnelse over de hidtil i Denmark fundne Diptera. Naturhistorisk tidsskrift, 1(2), 549–600.

Stephens, J.F. (1828). Art. LIV. Note on the foregoing paper, with a description of a new species of Anopheles. Zoological Journal, 3, 502–504.



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