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Updated list of Anopheles species (Diptera: Culicidae) by country in the Afrotropical Region and associated islands

U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative and Entomology Branch, Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria, Center for Global Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30329, USA.
Population Health Unit, Kenya Medical Research Institute—Wellcome Trust Research Programme, P.O. Box 43640-00100, Nairobi, Kenya.
Population Health Unit, Kenya Medical Research Institute—Wellcome Trust Research Programme, P.O. Box 43640-00100, Nairobi, Kenya. Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.
Wits Research Institute for Malaria, School of Pathology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand and Centre for Emerging Zoonotic & Parasitic Diseases, National Institute for Communicable Diseases, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Diptera Africa Anopheles mosquitoes inventory


The distributions of the Afrotropical Anopheles mosquitoes were first summarized in 1938. In 2017, an extensive geo-coded inventory was published for 48 sub-Saharan African countries, including information such as sampling methods, collection dates, geographic co-ordinates and the literature consulted to produce the database. Using the information from the 2017 inventory, earlier distribution lists, museum collections and publications since 2016, this paper presents an updated, simplified list of Anopheles species by mainland countries and associated Afrotropical islands, with comments where applicable. It is intended as a supplement to the 2017 geo-coded inventory.



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