Series Neocellia (Anopheles splendidus Anopheles stephensi Anopheles annularis
Anopheles pulcherrimus) diverged some 5.7 million years ago from Myzomyia (Anopheles culicifacies and Anopheles fluviatilis)
Anopheles annularis is primarily considered as a zoophilic mosquito, however, its host preference and incrimination data in many parts of India are still scanty and only a few systematic studies have been carried out previously (2,9).
Key words Anopheles annularis; blood meal; insecticide resistance; PCR; Plasmodium
> Anopheles annularis
: This belong to anuularis group consisting five species, four of these including An.
as a vector of malaria inrural West Bengal.
Anopheles annularis has developed double resistance to DDT and dieldrin from Assam (7).
DDT resistance in Anopheles culicifacies Giles, 1901 and Anopheles annularis Van der Wulp 1884 in a village of Meerut district, U.P.
Out of the nine known malaria vector species of India, seven species, Anopheles annularis
(Diptera: Culicidae), An.