Anopheles algeriensis Theobald, 1903




Etymology: Algeria

Type locality: Algeria

Type depository: Natural History Museum, London, England, United Kingdom (NHMUK)


Becker et al. 2010




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Exemplar DNA sequences

Anopheles algeriensis COI: KF754804, KT876467, KT876491, KU214665-75, MG808414-21

All Anopheles algeriensis DNA sequences

Associated Pathogens



Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Austria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, Estonia, France (includes Corsica), FYRO Macedonia, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel (and Gaza Strip and West Bank), Italy (includes Sardinia and Sicily), Jordan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Libya, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Russia (Southern Dists.), Serbia, Spain (includes Balearic Isl.), Sweden, Syria, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom (Wales).



Theobald 1903a: 21 (F*)

Séguy 1924: 144 (E*)

Marshall 1938: 130 (M*, F*, P*, L*, E*; bionomics)

Aitken 1953: 339 (A, P, L, E; bionomics)

Gutsevich et al. 1974: 82 (M*, F, L*)

Glick 1992: 129 (distribution)

Snow & Ramsdale 1999 (distribution; Europe)

Alten et al. 2000 (distribution; Turkey)

Ramsdale & Snow 2000: 2 (distribution; Europe)

Becker et al. 2010: 165 (M*, F*, L*; keys, taxonomy, distribution, bionomics)

Osório et al. 2010 (distribution; Portugal)

Bueno Mari et al. 2011 (distribution; Spain))

Habirov et al. 2012 (molecular taxonomy, bionomics, distribution; Tajikistan)

Robert et al. 2019 (distribution; western Palearctic)



syn. lukisii Christophers

1916a: 120 (F). Type locality: Amara [on the Tigris], Iraq (NHMUK, MSI). References: Edwards 1932a: 37 (synonymy).






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Becker, N., Petrić, D., Zgomba, M., Boase, C., Madon, M., Dahl, C., & Kaiser, A. (2010). Mosquitoes and their control (2nd ed.). Berlin, Germany: Springer-Verlag.

Bueno Marí, R., Bernués Bañeres, A., Chordá Olmos, F.A., & Jiménez Peydró, R. (2011). Contributions to the knowledge of the distribution and biology of Anopheles algeriensis Theobald, 1903 in Spain. [Aportes al conocimiento de la distribución y biología de Anopheles algeriensis Theobald, 1903 en España]. Boletín de Malariología y Salud Ambiental, 51(1), 93–96.

Christophers, S.R. (1916a). A new anopheline with unspotted wings from Mesopotamia (Anopheles lukisii). Indian Journal of Medical Research (Calcutta), 4(1), 120–122.

Edwards, F.W. (1932a). Diptera family Culicidae. In P. Wytsman (Ed.), Genera insectorum (194th Fascicule, pp. 1–258). Brussels, Belgium: Desmet-Verteneuil.

Glick, J.I. (1992). Illustrated key to the female Anopheles of southwestern Asia and Egypt (Diptera: Culicidae). Mosquito Systematics, 24(2), 125–153.

Gutsevich, A.V. (1974). On the identification of mosquito females (Culicidae) by microscopic preparations of the head. IV. Key to species of the genus Aedes. Parazitologiya (St. Petersburg), 8(4), 329–335.

Habirov, Z., Kadamov, D., Iskandarov, F., Komilova, S., Cook, S., McAlister, E., & Harbach, R.E. (2012). Malaria and the Anopheles mosquitoes of Tajikistan. Journal of Vector Ecology, 37(2), 419–427.

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Osório, H.C., Amaro, F., Zé-Zé, L., Pardal, S., Mendes, S., Ventim, R., . . . Alves, M.J. (2010). Mosquito species distribution in mainland Portugal. European Mosquito Bulletin, 28, 187–193.

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Robert, V., Günay, F., Le Goff, G., Boussès, P., Sulesco, T., Khalin, A., Medlock, J.M., Kampen, H., Petrić, D., & Schaffner, F. (2019). Distribution chart for Euro-Mediterranean mosquitoes (western Palaearctic region). Journal of the European Mosquito Control Association, 37, 1–28.

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