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Distribution

  • Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, Cote d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
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Bionomics

  • An. arabiensis larvae are found in relative short duration habitats (3-5 weeks) with high turbidity and lacking in aquatic vegitation or surface film. Chosen breeding sites appear to be associated with cattle, the preferred host. (Gimnig, Ombok, Kamau and Hawley 2001:286)

Medical Importance

  • An. arabiensis, along with gambiae and funestus are the primary vectors of malaria in sub-Saharan Africa. (Gimnig, Ombok, Kamau and Hawley 2001:282)

Additional References

Culicidae » Anophelinae » Anopheles » Cellia

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