September 2014

Anopheles maculipennis s.l. (complex)
Anopheles_Maculipennis

Description

As a potential vector for malaria in Europe, Anopheles maculipennis is of critical importance to public health programs on the continent. Prior to organized mosquito control in the region, this complex transmitted malaria to Europeans on a large scale through the mid-20th century.

Habitat

Wide variety of stagnant water habitats, such as rice fields and coastal
brackish water

Region

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