Anopheles (Ano.) pseudopunctipennis
- 1901c:305 (M, F)
- Type-loc: Grenada [Lesser Antilles] (NE)
Antigua and Barbuda, 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, contiguous lower 48, Venezuela
Species-specific Diagnostic Characters, Adult Stage
- Maxillary palpus of female almost as long as either the antenna or proboscis
- Postspiracular setae absent
- Prespiracular setae present
- Scales on the dorsal surface of the radial sector and media narrow.
- 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.
Females have been found naturally infectred with malaria in Argentina, Chile, and Venezuela (Horsfall 1955).
Culicidae > Anophelinae > Anopheles > Anopheles
- Aitken 1945:327 (M, F*, P*, L, E*; tax.; biology).
- Freeborn, in Boyd 1949:391 (tax.)
- Lane 1953:160 (M*, F*, P*, L*, E*).
- Carpenter and LaCasse 1955:46 (M*, F*, L*).
- Vargas and Martinez Palacios 1956:83 (M*, F*, P*, L*).
- Rueda, Peyton and Manguin 2004:13 (M*, F*, L*, P*; neotype design., neotype loc.: Chambord Estate (12° 12' N, 61° 37' W), Rio Sallee, Granada (USNM).
- Harbach and Howard 2007:39 (exclusion of bifoliata)
Adult Stage, detail images:
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