Anopheles farauti is a complex of seven species distributed in the Moluccas (Indonesia) and extend eastward through Papua New Guinea (the Admiralty Islands and the Bismarck Archipelago), the Solomon Islands, the New Hebrides (Vanuatu) and Australia. Anopheles farauti sensu stricto (formerly A. farauti 1) is distributed in Papua New Guinea and Australia where it is and it was a malaria vector, respectively.
Anopheles mosquitoes, malaria vectors
Anopheles darlingi is a major malaria vector in the Americas. Its broad geographical distribution, ranging from southern Mexico to northern Argentina, is coupled with a high morphological, behavioral and genetic diversity. Support for considerable genetic variation within this taxon comes from the analysis of polytene chromosomes, isozymes, as well as nuclear and mitochondrial DNA markers.