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Anopheles Mosquito

Anopheles sp, a mosquito, photographed 19 April 2011 by B Crowley. Id by Tony Irwin

Anopheles sp, a mosquito, photographed 19 April 2011 by B Crowley. Id by Tony Irwin

 

Anopheles sp, a mosquito, photographed 19 April 2011 by B Crowley, id by Tony Irwin

Anopheles sp, a mosquito, photographed 19 April 2011 by B Crowley, id by Tony Irwin

 

Anopheles sp, a mosquito (closeup) photographed 19 April 2011 by B Crowley

Anopheles sp, a mosquito (closeup) photographed 19 April 2011 by B Crowley

Anopheles maculipennis spp. which is a species complex comprising Anopheles atroparvus and Anopheles messeae. The former is more likely to come into houses, which is where this one was found.

(Identification by Tony Irwin, www.diptera.info)

Any mosquito is unwelcome, and this one more than most. In warmer climates, it is a vector for malaria and is implicated in the transmission of myxomatosis among rabbits.

(19 April 2011)


Group: Insects
Order: Diptera
Family: Culicidae
Species: Anopheles maculipennis spp.
Common Name: Anopheles Mosquito
Author: B Crowley
Location: Lower Radley

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