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Volume 71, Issue 3
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645

Abstract

The ecology and behavior of most of the 11 known members of the group remain unresolved and only the morphologic species , , and are known as vectors of malaria in Papua New Guinea. Of 1,582 mosquitoes examined morphologically, 737 were identified as s.l., 719 as , and 126 as . All specimens identified morphologically as were shown to be by polymerase chain reaction–restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis, but the and morphotypes consisted of three or more species including s.s., No. 2, and No. 4. The biting cycles and role in malaria transmission of some of these species are described here for the first time. We also show evidence that could be a sub-complex of two or more species. The epidemiologic implications of our findings are discussed.

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  • Received : 20 Aug 2003
  • Accepted : 12 Feb 2004

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