Mosquitos are well known as the insect responsible for passing malaria to humans. While there are thousands of species of mosquito, only certain species of the Anopheles group transmit human malaria - which species depends on the region and the environment.
Anopheles janconnae is of special interest because it is a vector of malaria in Roraima, Brazil.
It is so similar to certain other mosquitos that genetics must be used to distinguish between the species, rather than just morphology.
Find out more about the taxonomy of Anopheles janconnae.
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Find out about key features that can sometimes be used to distinguish mosquito species.
Learn more about how the mosquito Anopheles janconnae spreads malaria.
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The mosquito Anopheles janconnae is responsible for transmitting malaria in Roraima, Brazil.
Anopheles janconnae - larval setae