Friday, October 14, 2016

Anopheles mosquitoes

Malaria is caused by a Protozoan parasites transmitted by female anopheline mosquitoes of the genus Anopheles, as they are the blood-feeders.

There are approximately 422 species of Anopheles mosquitoes throughout the world. Of these, approximately 75 are considered to be important vectors of malaria.

Malaria is primarily transmitted in tropical or subtropical regions by the bite of an infected Anopheles mosquito. As insects are night-active, in general, the bite takes place between sundown and sunrise, specifically inside houses or other kinds of living spaces.

Anopheles can be distinguish from other adult mosquitoes by the way that the female, when taking a blood feed, inclines her whole body at an angle to her victim, whole in the other, culicine mosquitoes, the body is parallel to the skin surface.
Anopheles mosquitoes
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