Anopheles aitkenii James, 1903




Etymology: E.H. Aitken

Type locality: Karwar, Bombay (near Goa Frontier), India

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



Nguyen Thuong Hien 1968 (Vietnam)

Lee et al. 1987b (Australasia)

Darsie & Pradhan 1990 (Nepal)



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WRBU - Anopheles Subgenera and Series - Indomalaya - Adult

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WRBU - Anopheles Subgenera and Series - Oriental - Adult

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Exemplar DNA sequences

Anopheles aitkenii COI: AY917209, EU259302, GQ259193-94

 All Anopheles aitkenii DNA sequences



Andaman Islands, Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia (West Papua), Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, People’s Republic of China, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam.



James 1903 (F*). In Theobald 1903a: 22

Ludlow 1905a: 129

Strickland & Chowdhury 1931: 3

Christophers 1933: 103 (M*, F*, P, L, E; taxonomy)

Crawford 1938: 36 (P*)

Bohart 1945: 12

Bonne-Wepster & Swellengrebel 1953: 86 (M*, F*, L*)

Reid & Knight 1961: 477 (P*)

Reid 1965: 107 (M*, F, P, L*, E; synonymy)

Nguyen Thuong Hien 1968 (F*, L*; keys, taxonomy, bionomics, distribution; Vietnam)

Reid 1968: 237 (M*, F*, P*, L*)

Basio 1971b: 33 (M*, F*; bionomics)

Khin-Maung-Kyi 1971b: 282 (Myanmar)

Baisas 1974: 44 (M*, F*, P, L*; taxonomy, bionomics, distribution; Philippines)

Ahmed 1987 (distribution; Bangladesh)

Lee et al. 1987b: 9 (F; key, taxonomy, bionomics, distribution, review)

Darsie & Pradhan 1990 (F, L; taxonomy, keys, bionomics, distribution; Nepal)

Qu & Zhu 2008: 211 (distribution; People’s Republic of China)

Harbach 2018c: 25



syn. pallida Ludlow

1905a: 129 (not Theobald 1901a (F; Stethomyia)). Type locality: Camp Stotsenberg [Angeles], Pampanga, Luzon, Philippines (USNM). References: Bohart 1945: 12 (synonomy).



ssp. britanniae Strickland & Chowdhury

1931: 3 (var. aitkenii). References: Harbach 2018c: 25 (as subspecies).



Ahmed, T.U. (1987). Checklist of the mosquitoes of Bangladesh. Mosquito Systematics, 19(3), 187–200. 

Baisas, F.E. (1974). The mosquito fauna of Subic Bay Naval Reservation, Republic of the Philippines. San Francisco, CA: First Medical Service Wing (PACAF), Technical Report 72-2. 

Basio, R.G. (1971b). The Mosquito Fauna of the Philippines (Diptera, Culicidae). Monograph No. 4). Manila, Philippines: National Museum of the Philippines. 

Bohart, R.M. (Ed.) (1945). A synopsis of the Philippine mosquitoes. US NAVMED (Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Navy Department), 580. 

Bonne-Wepster, J., & Swellengrebel, N.H. (1953). The anopheline mosquitoes of the Indo-Australian Region. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: de Bussy. 

Christophers, S.R. (1933). The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Diptera. Vol. IV. Family Culicidae. Tribe Anophelini. London, England: Taylor and Francis. 

Crawford, R. (1938). Some anopheline pupae of Malaya with a note on pupal structure. Singapore: Government Printing Office. 

Darsie, R.F., Jr., & Pradhan, S.P. (1990). The mosquitoes of Nepal: Their identification, distribution and biology. Mosquito Systematics, 22(2), 69–130. 

Harbach, R.E. (2018c). Culicipedia: Species-group, genus-group and family-group names in Culicidae (Diptera). Wallingford, United Kingdom: CABI. 

James, S.P. 1903. Anopheles aitkenii, n. sp., p. 22. In: F. V. Theobald, A monograph of the Culicidae or mosquitoes. Vol. III, British Museum of Natural History, London. 359 pp. 

Khin-Maung-Kyi. (1971b). The anopheline mosquitoes of Burma. 1. Subgenus Anopheles Meigan. Series Anopheles and Myzorhynchus Edwards. Union of Burma Journal of Life Sciences, 4(2), 281–296. 

Lee, D.J., Hicks, M.M., Griffiths, M., Debenham, M.L., Bryan, J.H., Russell, R.C., . . . Marks, E.N. (1987b). The Culicidae of the Australasian Region (Vol. 5). Commonwealth Department of Health, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine Monograph Series, 2. Canberra: Australian Government. 

Ludlow, C.S. (1905a). Mosquito notes. III. The Canadian Entomologist, 37(3), 94–102, 129–135. 

Nguyen Thuong Hien. (1968). The genus of Anopheles in Vietnam. Military Entomology Information Service, Trans., Saigon: Bureau of Entomology, National Malaria Program/Republic of Vietnam. 

Qu, F., & Zhu, H. (2008). On a checklist of the anopheline mosquitoes in China with rectification for some specific names. Chinese Journal of Parasitology and Parasitic Diseases, 26(3), 210–216. 

Reid, J.A. (1965). A revision of the Anopheles aitkenii group in Malaya and Borneo. Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology, 59(1), 106–125. 

Reid, J.A. (1968). Anopheline mosquitoes of Malaya and Borneo. Studies from the Institute for Medical Research Malaysia, 31, 1–520. 

ReId, J.A., & Knight, K.L. (1961). Classification within the subgenus Anopheles (Diptera, Culicidae). Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology, 55(4), 474–488. 

Strickland, C., & Chowdhury, K.L. (1931). The anopheline larvae of the countries from India and the Orient to the Antipodes. Calcutta, India: Thacker, Spink. 



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