Photo Courtesy of Jason Williams

Photo Courtesy of Jason Williams

medium size; indistinguishable from Anopheles bradleyi

Proboscis: long, black

Palpi: a little shorter than proboscis, black with raised scales on basal part, segment 3 with a few white scales basally, segment 4 white-ringed basally and apically, segment 5 entirely white.

Head: Occiput clothed with numerous erect forked scales, those of central part white, others dark. Scales of vertex narrow, white; frontal tuft white.

Thorax: Integument of scutum mottle gray, brown, and black, a pair of dark gray submedian longitudinal stripes present; scutum clothed with numerous short yellowish hairs, a few narrow whitish scales on anterior promontory and longer black setae on lateral fossae. Scutellum crescent-shaped, clothed with yellowish hairs and long brown setae.

Abdomen: Integument of abdomen dark brown to black, clothed with numerous yellow to dark-brown hairs.

Legs: dark, femora and tibiae tipped with white

wings: length about 4.0 mm; white to yellowish-white scales arranged on veins in contrasting lines and spots. (costa dark except for pale spot at extreme tip; the A or 6 vein with 3 spots of dark scales, vein 5 completely dark scaled.)

Halter: knob, dark-scaled.

Bionomics: Larvae found in lakes, ponds, swamps, semi-permanent and permanent pools. They are associated with aquatic vegetation and usually under partly shaded conditions …seems to prefer acid water and reaches its greatest abundance in the acid water of cypress swamps. They survive winter in aquatic stages. They are primarily outside and night biters, but some times attack during day in shade. They rest during day underneath houses, bridges, hollow trees, culverts, and similar shelters. Adults are attracted to light traps. Flight range 1 to 2 miles. They may be vector of malaria.