Anopheles albimanus

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Anopheles albimanus
Anopheles albimanus mosquito.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Culicidae
Genus: Anopheles
Species: A. albimanus
Binomial name
Anopheles albimanus
C. R. G. Wiedemann, 1820[1]

Anopheles albimanus (pronounced ə nóffə leez albi manəss) is a species of mosquito that transmits malaria.[1][2][3][4][5]


Larvae of this species live in a wide range of permanent freshwater habitats. They are, however, salt tolerant. They live in sites that contain abundant amounts of floating, emergent vegetation. The larvae can also live in floating algae and scum. It is common for their habitat to be turbid water, and having a muddy bottom.[2]


A. albimanus occurs in Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Brazil, Cayman Islands, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, Peru, Puerto Rico, Suriname, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela and the Virgin Islands.[2]



  1. ^ a b Eduar E. Bejarano (2003). "Occurrence of the malaria vector Anopheles albimanus Wiedemman (Diptera: Culicidae) in Isla Fuerte, Colombia". Neotropical Entomology 32 (3): 517–518. doi:10.1590/S1519-566X2003000300025. 
  2. ^ a b c "Anopheles albimanus". Medically Important Mosquitoes. Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. Retrieved August 31, 2011. 
  3. ^ J. H. Hobbs, J. D. Sexton, Y. St Jean & J. R. Jacques (1986). "The biting and resting behavior of Anopheles albimanus in northern Haiti". Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association 2 (2): 150–153. PMID 3507484. 
  4. ^ Guillermo L. Rúa, Martha L. Quiñones, Iván D. Vélez, Juan S. Zuluaga, William Rojas, Germán Poveda & Daniel Ruiz (2005). "Laboratory estimation of the effects of increasing temperatures on the duration of gonotrophic cycle of Anopheles albimanus (Diptera: Culicidae)" (PDF). Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz (Rio de Janeiro) 100 (5): 515–520. doi:10.1590/s0074-02762005000500011. 
  5. ^ Berlin L. Londono-Renteria, Thomas P. Eisele, Joseph Keating, Mark A. James & Dawn M. Wesson (2010). "Antibody response against Anopheles albimanus (Diptera: Culicidae) salivary protein as a measure of mosquito bite exposure in Haiti". Journal of Medical Entomology 47 (6): 1156–1163. doi:10.1603/ME09240. PMID 21175067.