Papua New Guinea

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

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Species / species complex

Vector status across species' range

Primary environment

Zoophilic / anthropophilic

Endo / exophagic

Endo / exophilic

Biting time

Anopheles (Cellia) koliensis Owen, 1945 Important vector throughout range Irrigation ditches and ponds in sunlight with vegetation Anthropophilic / both Both Exophilic / both Night
Anopheles (Cellia) farauti species complex Variable depending on species and location Coastal areas, brackish or fresh water, highland river valleys, a great variety of aquatic habitats Anthropophilic / both Both Exophilic / both Day / evening / night
Anopheles (Cellia) punctulatus species complex Important malaria vector across its range Lowland river valleys and plains up to 1700m with perennial rainfall, recently disturbed or cleared areas Anthropophilic / both Both Exophilic / both Night

Inherited blood disorders

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