Species of the Anopheles mosquito can be found throughout the world in temperate, subtropical, and tropical areas.
The Anopheles mosquito is the vector for malaria, which is caused by Plasmodium spp. parasites, with P. falciparum and vivax malaria being responsible for most of the mortality worldwide. While these parasites have been largely eradicated throughout much of the temperate zone (although risk remains due to the proliferation of the Anopheles spp. vector), malaria continues to be an enormous burden to tropical and subtropical regions of the globe, and particularly in sub-Saharan Africa.
|Africa||Anopheles gambiae complex
|Central and South America||Anopheles darlingi
|Asia Pacific||Anopheles maculatus
|North America||Anopheles quadrimaculatus
|Europe, Middle East||Anopheles atroparvus
Anopheles species lay individual eggs, supported by floats, on the water surface or on moist soil immediately adjacent to fluctuating water bodies.
Links to suggested control solutions
|Open habitats with minimal vegetation/algae; artificial containers|
|Open and vegetated habitats|
|VectoMax Granules||Open and vegetated habitats; multi-habitat, multi-species solution for standing-water habitats|
|MetaLarv S-PT||Open and vegetated habitats that have dynamic flooding cycles in which pre-flood applications and flood/re-flood capacity is useful|