Anopheles (Ano.) quadrimaculatus
- 1824. Appendix. Part I.- Natural history. 1. Zoology. E. Class Insecta. Pp. 356. In Keating, W. H., Narrative of an expedition to the source of the St. Peter's River. Vol. 2, 459 pp. Philadelphia.
- Type-loc: [Not yet available]
- Maxillary palpus of female as long as the antenna or proboscis.
- Postspiracular setae present
- Prespiracular setae present
- Scales on the dorsal surface of the radial sector and media narrow
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- Larvae are found in permanent fresh water habitats which contain
floating and/or emergent vegetation. Females readily bite man,
domestic and wild animals, and are most active just after dusk.
This species is an excellent vector of human malaria. It is also considered a possible vector of dog heartworm (Dirofilaria immitis). NOTE: Recent DNA analysis of this species indicates at least four sibling species are present under this name.
Canada, Dominican Republic, Mexico, United States, contiguous lower 48
Species-specific Diagnostic Characters, Adult Stage
Adult Stage, detail images:
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