Observations on the Anopheles of British Honduras

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Summary

  1. 1.A. albimanus was the most widely distributed anopheline in British Honduras.
  2. 2.A. darlingi was restricted in its distribution to certain rural areas situated in the southern part of the Colony and located well back from the sea coast.
  3. 3.Wherever it was abundant in British Honduras A. darlingi was characteristically a house-haunting species.
  4. 4.House caught specimens of both A. darlingi and A. vestitipennis were found naturally infected with sporozoites in their salivary glands.
  5. 5.The preferred breeding places of A. darlingi in British Honduras seemed to be among roots, débris or vegetation at the shady edges of quiet pools in slowly running streams.

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