Anopheles baimaii

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Anopheles baimaii Sallum & Peyton, 2005

This mosquito is a malaria vector in southern Asia and occurs from India to China. For example, it is common in India, Bangladesh and Myanmar. It is highly anthropophilic, biting after sunset and during the middle of the night. Cattle is also attacked. A. baimaii breeds in small pools and puddles, mainly in forest environments. It is more common during the rainy season. Taxonomically, it is closely related to Anopheles dirus.

Synonyms:
Anopheles dirus species D