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 (Anopheles) sacharovi Favre, 1903 Variable depending on location Small collections of sunlit fresh and brackish water with vegetation and rice fields Both Both Endophilic Evening / night
Anopheles (Anopheles) messeae Falleroni, 1926 Variable depending on location Shaded, clear, slow-flowing or still water Both Exophagic Both data not available
Anopheles (Cellia) superpictus Grassi, 1899 Variable depending on location Gravel stream beds, irrigation channels and rice fields, including high altitudes Both Exophagic / both Both data not available

Inherited blood disorders

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