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Anopheles quadrimaculatus (common malaria mosquito)

Synonyms: Anopheles annulimanus

Invasive Species

Anopheles quadrimaculatus a mosquito is the chief vector of malaria in North America. This species prefers habitats with well-developed beds of submergent, floating leaf or emergent aquatic vegetation. Larvae are typically found in sites with abundant rooted aquatic vegetation, such as rice fields and adjacent irrigation ditches, freshwater marshes and the vegetated margins of lakes, ponds and reservoirs.
View ISSG Record: Anopheles quadrimaculatus


Parasitized by 
Dirofilaria striata <Unverified Name>[1]
Dirofilaria tenuis <Unverified Name>[1]


North Dakota to Quebec, s. to Texas & Florida;Mexico;



Species recognized by Systema Dipterorum working record, , Systema Dipterorum in Catalog of Life 2011
Attributes / relations provided by 1Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Invasive Status provided by Global Invasive Species Database Downloaded on 10 May 2011.
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