Anopheles (Ano.) labranchiae
- 1926:564 (E*; claviger var.)
- [Pontine Marshes, Rome, Latium], Italy (LU)
Algeria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Greece, Italy, Libya, Morocco, Romania, Spain, Tunisia
- pergusae Missiroli
- Missiroli 1935:333 (E; maculipennis ssp.).
- Type-loc: Lake Pergusa, Enna Prov., Sicily (LU)
- Bates 1940:352 (syn.).
- sicaulti Roubaud
Larvae are found in clear, still and sunny habitats containing horizontal vegetation, algae, (Ranunculus, Chara, Myriophyllum, Ceratophyllum or Potamogeton). Habitats include large shallow spring flood pools, slow and stagnant streams, permanent swamps, marshes and rice fields (Aitken 1953). Females readily enter buildings to bite man and cattle (Aitken 1953).
Important vector of malaria in region. (Aitken 1953)
Adult Stage, detail images:
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