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Anopheles stephensi

Synonyms: Anopheles folquei; Anopheles metaboles; Anopheles mysorensis; Neocellia intermedia

Wikipedia Abstract

Anopheles stephensi is a primary mosquito vector of malaria in urban India and is included in the same subgenus as Anopheles gambiae, the primary malaria vector in Africa. A. gambiae consists of a complex of morphologically identical species of mosquitoes, along with all other major malaria vectors, however, A. stephensi has not yet been included in any of these complexes. Nevertheless, two races of A. stephensi exist based on differences in egg dimensions and the number of ridges on the eggs: A. stephensi stephensi sensu stricto, the type form, is a competent malaria vector that takes place in urban areas, and A. stephensi mysorensis, the variety form, exists in rural areas and exhibits considerable zoophilic behaviour, making it a poor malaria vector. However, A. stephensi mysorensis is
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Prey / Diet

Bos taurus (cow)[1]
Equus caballus (horse)[1]
Homo sapiens (man)[1]


Parasitized by 
Wuchereria bancrofti (Filaria)[2]


India, China, Thailand, Myanmar, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran;

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
2Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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