Main mosquitoes in Rwanda

There are many Anopheles species in Rwanda but the most encountered species that cause malaria include An. gambiae s.s., An. arabiensis and An. Funestus.

Female Anopheles gambiae Giles taking a blood meal. Photograph by Jim Gathany, Source: Centers of Disease Control, United States of America (a). Female Anopheles arabiensis (b) (Oliver et al., 2013) and blood-feeding female Anopheles funestus. Photography by Ray Wilson, Birds and Wildlife photography

In addition, other main mosquito species are Culex spp.

Adult female southern house mosquito, Culex quinquefasciatus Say, feeding. Photograph by James Newman, University of Florida.

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