Anopheles (N.) darlingi

Anopheles darlingi belongs to the subgenus Nyssorhynchus and is the most efficient vector of New World malaria, being infected by both Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium falciparum. This species is widely distributed from northern Argentina to  southern Mexico and from western side of Andes to the Atlantic coast. Most Anopheles darlingi populations are highly anthropophilic and endophilic. This species has been incriminated in malaria transmission in several countries, as Mexico, Venezuela, Equador, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil.

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Adult female feeding on a human host.
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Anopheles (N.) darlingi. Adult engorging female on a human host.