Anopheles Mosquito Facts
- Anopheles mosquitoes are often referred to as “malaria mosquitoes.”
- Anopheles mosquito eradication efforts limit malaria to endemic areas, such as tropical and sub-tropical climates, especially sub-Saharan Africa.
- Standing water is an ideal breeding ground for anopheles mosquitoes and other types of mosquitoes.
Labeled as “malaria mosquitoes,” anopheles mosquitoes are vectors for the parasite, Plasmodium falciparum that claims the lives of over 440,000 people annually, primarily in subtropical and tropical areas, especially in sub-Saharan Africa.