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Anopheles Adults & Larvae

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Anopheles annulipes

Anopheles annulipes

A female Anopheles annulipes. This is a common species found from all around Australia. Arboviruses are commonly isolated from this species, although it is thought probably not to be a major vector. For more information, go to the Anopheles annulipes Fact Sheet.

Anopheles annulipes feeding

The above female Anopheles annulipes feeding. The clear droplet is excreted soon after the initiation of blood feeding, to maximise blood intake.

Anopheles annulipes larvae

A fourth instar Anopheles annulipes larvae. This is the most common anopheline species in south east Australia.

Anopheles annulipes larvae & pupa

Note that Anopheles larvae have a very short siphon and lie parallel to the water surface.

Anopheles annulipes larvae head down

A close up of the head of Anopheles annulipes. In the normal position, the head of the larvae faces down. Anopheles annulipes larvae and pupa.

Anopheles annulipes larvae head up

Anopheles annulipes larvae have the amazing capability of rotating their head through 180 degrees. This allows them to be able to feed from the surface of the water.

Anopheles annulipes pupa

A pupa of Anopheles annulipes. The trumpets in Anopheles are shorter and broader then both Culex and Aedes. The developing adult eye can be clearly seen through the pupal skin.


Anopheles farauti

Anopheles farauti adult This Anopheles species occurs across the north of Australia and is a malaria vector (note that Australia has no endemic malaria).
Anopheles farauti larvae Larvae of Anopheles farauti.
Anopheles farauti pupa Pupa of Anopheles farauti.
anopheles farauti egg All Anopheles species lay their eggs on the water surface and the egg has a built in set of floats (on the side) to prevent it from sinking.

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