Volume 88, Issue 6
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



Seventy-six sites characterized in Amazonian Brazil revealed distinct habitat diversification by examining the environmental factors associated with the distribution and abundance of five anopheline species (Diptera: Culicidae) in the subgenus . These included three members of the Albitarsis Complex, , , ; , and . abundance had a positive correlation to water flow and a negative relationship to sun exposure. Abundance of was associated with water chemistry. larvae were abundant in shaded, more saline waters. and were negatively associated with available resources, although also showed several local correlations. These analyses suggest is a habitat generalist, and are specialists, and and could not be easily classified either way. Correlations described herein provide testable hypotheses for future research and identifying habitats for vector control.


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