Malaria risk

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Mosquito vectors

The table above summarises the dominant malaria vector species believed to be present and below are maps showing the predicted occurrence of these species. Click on an individual map to find out more about it.

Bionomics summary table


Species / species complex

Vector status across species' range

Primary environment

Zoophilic / anthropophilic

Endo / exophagic

Endo / exophilic

Biting time

Anopheles (Nyssorhynchus) albitarsis species complex Variable depending on location Sunlit lagoons, lakes and rice fields Both Both Exophilic / both Evening / night
Anopheles (Anopheles) pseudopunctipennis species complex Malaria vector in a range of locations including high altitudes Sun-exposed, shallow streams or pools with abundant filamentous algae Both Both Exophilic / both Night
Anopheles (Nyssorhynchus) nuneztovari species complex Minor vector Fresh clear water with vegetation, lakes, fish ponds, puddles Both Both Exophilic Evening / night
Anopheles (Nyssorhynchus) darlingi Root, 1926 Present but non or minor vector in Argentina

Inherited blood disorders

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