Species: Anopheles punctipennis

Importance:

Females feed on large mammals (horses, sheep, and man). Under experimental conditions, this species has been reported to transmit Plasmodium vivax. It has been reported as a vector of Dirofilaria. This species may have played a role in malaria transmission during the Gold Rush days in California.

Biology:

Larvae found mostly in clear, shaded pools. Often associated with filamentous algae as food and shelter from predators.

Identifying Characteristics:

Maxillary palpi on head as long as proboscis, wing with pale scaled spots.

Distribution Map:

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Mosquito and Vector Surveillance Program

MSU Extension - Department of Animal and Range Sciences

Montana State University
P.O. Box 172900
Bozeman, MT 50717-2900

E-mail:
mrolston@montana.edu
Location: Marsh Labs, Room 59

Veterinary Entomology Research Associate:

Marni Rolston

Professor Emeritus of Veterinary Entomology:

Dr. Greg Johnson

Affiliate:

Dr. Grant Hokit (Carroll College)