Anopheles claviger

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Source: John Curtis’s British Entomology 1824–1840 - Wikimedia Commons

Anopheles claviger (Meigen, 1804)

This mosquito is common in Europe and neighbouring regions. It can transmit malaria and bites mammals and birds. An. claviger is sometimes a nuisance species. It prefers to breed in permanent, heavily vegetated pools and ditches. Temporary pools may be also used.