Anopheles plumbeus Stephens, 1828: a neglected malaria vector in Europe

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Published: 20 October 2011
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Traditionally field and laboratory research about malaria vectors in Europe have been mainly focused on the species of the Anopheles maculipennis complex. However, although malaria is essentially a rural disease, potential urban vectors merit attention. Because only a few European Anopheles species can breed in urban environments, improving knowledge about their bioecology is necessary to implement effective control measures. Among these opportunistic species, Anopheles plumbeus has a distinctive dendrolimnic behavior, being able to complete its larval development in small containers. The aim of this paper is to provide a thorough review of the limited studies on An. plumbeus with the aim of providing useful epidemiological information.



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Bueno-Marí, R., & Jiménez-Peydró, R. (2011). Anopheles plumbeus Stephens, 1828: a neglected malaria vector in Europe. Malaria Reports, 1(1), e2.