Anopheles lindesayi Giles, 1900




Etymology: Victor Lindesay

Type locality: Bakloh (7,000 ft) [Punjab Hill States, India]

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


Nguyen Thuong Hien 1968

Darsie & Pradhan 1990

Rattanarithikul et al. 2006b



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WRBU - Genera - Global - Adult

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WRBU - Genera - Global - Larva

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WRBU - Genera - Eastern Palearctic - Adult

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WRBU - Genera - Eastern Palearctic - Larva

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WRBU - Genera - Oriental - Adult

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WRBU - Genera - Oriental - Larva

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WRBU - Anopheles Subgenera and Series - Oriental - Adult

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WRBU - Anopheles Subgenera and Series - Oriental - Larva

Exemplar DNA sequences

All Anopheles lindesayi  DNA sequences



Afghanistan, Bhutan, India, Japan, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, People’s Republic of China, South Korea, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Vietnam.



Giles 1900a: 166 (A*; as lindesaii)

Christophers 1933: 123 (M*, F*, P, L*, E; taxonomy)

Reid & Knight 1961: 477 (P*)

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

Reid 1968: 208 (M*, F*, L*, E*)

Aslamkhan 1971b (distribution; Pakistan)

Gutsevich et al. 1974: 102 (M*, F, L*)

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

Glick 1992: 129 (distribution)

Oo et al. 2004 (distribution; Myanmar)

Rattanarithikul et al. 2006b (F*, L*; bionomics, distribution, keys)

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

Namgay et al. 2018 (bionomics, distribution; Bhutan)



syn. maculata Theobald 1910a: 1 (F; as variety, not Theobald 1901a). Type locality: Kurseong, Darjeeling District [West Bengal], E Himalayas, India (IM).






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