Anopheles marteri Senevet & Prunnelle, 1927




Etymology: Marie Louise Marter

Type locality: Camp du Marechal, Camp des Chenes, and Hammam Melouane, Algeria

Type depository: Institut Pasteur d'Algerie, Algiers, Algeria [No types; Now all in FMP] (PIA); Natural History Museum, London, England, United Kingdom (NHMUK)



Becker et al. 2010



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WRBU - Genera - Afrotropical - Adult

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WRBU - Genera - Afrotropical - Larva

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WRBU - Genera - Western Palearctic - Adult

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Exemplar DNA sequences

All Anopheles marteri DNA sequences



Albania, Algeria, Bulgaria, Cyprus, France (Corsica), Greece, Iran, Iraq, Israel (and Gaza Strip and West Bank), Italy (Sardinia and Sicily), Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Syria, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey



Senevet & Prunnelle 1927: 529 (M*, F, L*)

Hadjinicolaou 1938: 44 (E*)

Aitken 1953: 343 (A, P, L, E; bionomics)

Senevet & Andarelli 1955a: 91 (M*, F*, P*, L*, E; bionomics, taxonomy)

Shahgudian 1956: 71 (L*; taxonomy; as sogdianus)

Postiglione et al. 1973: 132 (distribution; as sogdianus)

Ribeiro et al. 1987 (1985) (synonymy)

Townsend 1990: 101 (type information)

Glick 1992: 129 (distribution)

Ramsdale & Snow 2000: 6 (distribution)

Hadjivassilis 2000: 38 (distribution)

Becker et al. 2010: 177 (M*, F*, L*; keys, taxonomy, distribution, bionomics)

Robert et al. 2019 (distribution; western Palearctic)



syn. sogdianus Keshishian

1938: 888 (M*, F*, P*, L*; as species). Type locality: Karatag, Tovil-dora, Varzob [Stalinabad, Tajikistan] (MTI). References: Bates et al. 1949: 431 (to subspecies); Ribeiro et al. 1987 (1985): 108 (synonymy).

syn. conquensis Torres Cañamares

1946: 47 (M*, F*, L*, E*; marteri variety). Type locality: Cuenca, Spain (IEE). References: Shahgudian 1956: 74 (synonymy); Ribeiro et al. 1987 (1985) (synonymy).






Aitken, T.H.G. (1953). The anopheline fauna of Sardinia. American Journal of Hygiene Monograph Series, 20, 303–352.

Bates, M. (1949). The natural history of mosquitoes. New York, NY: Macmillan.

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.

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

Hadjinicolau, J. (1938). Observations on Anopheles marteri S. & P. (Diptera, Culicidae). Rivista di malariologia, 17, 44–50.

Hadjivassilis, A. (2000). Mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) of Cyprus. European Mosquito Bulletin, 7, 38.

Keshishian, M.N. (1938). Anopheles sogdianus sp. nov. A new species of the Anopheles mosquito in Tadjikistan. Meditsinskaia parazitologiia i parizarnye bolezni, 7(6), 888–896.

Postiglione, M., Tabanili, S., & Ramsdale, C.D. (1973). The Anopheles of Turkey. Rivista di malariologia, 34, 127–159.

Ramsdale, C.D., & Snow, K. (2000). Distribution of the genus Anopheles in Europe. European Mosquito Bulletin, 7, 1–26.

Ribeiro, H., da Cunha Ramos, H., Pires, C.A., & Capela, R.A. (1987). Research of the mosquitoes of Portugal (Diptera, Culicidae). IX. A new anopheline record. García De Orta: Serie de Zoologia, 12(for 1985)(1–2), 105–112.

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.

Senevet, G., & Andarelli, L. (1955a). Les Anopheles de l’Afrique du Nord et du Bassin Meditérranéen. P. Lechevallier (Ed.), Encylopédie Entomologique, Paris, 33, 1–280.

Senevet, G., & Prunnelle, M. (1927). Une nouvelle espèce d’Anopheles en Algérie, Anopheles marteri n. sp. Archives de l’Institut Pasteur d’Algérie, 5(4), 529–533.

Shahgudian, E.R. (1956). Notes on Anopheles marteri Senevet and Prunelle, 1927. Proceedings of the Royal Entomological Society A, 31(4–6), 71–75.

Torres Cañamares, F. (1945). Contribucion al conocimiento del Anopheles claviger Mg. de España (Dip. Cul.). EOS Revista Española de Entomología, 20, 233–245.

Torres Cañamares, F. 1946. Nuevos datos sobre el Anopheles marteri Sen. Y, Pru. en España. Se trata de una variedad? (Dipt. Cul). EOS Revista Española de Entomología, 12, 47-58, + plate 1.

Townsend, B.C. (1990). Culicidae. In B.C. Townsend, J. E. Chainey, R.W. Crosskey, A.C. Pont, R.P. Lane, J.P.T. Boorman, & C.A. Crouch (Eds.), A catalogue of the types of bloodsucking flies in the British Museum (Natural History) (pp. 35–152). London, England: British Museum (Natural History).



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