[Hematophagic activity of and environmental effect on the main malaria vector in Cuba: Anopheles albimanus]

Rev Cubana Med Trop. 1999 May-Aug;51(2):72-8.
[Article in Spanish]


An ecological study of Anopheles (N) albimanus in a suburban population of Camagüey province was carried out using a human bait in two trap points (indoor and outdoor). A higher quantity of females in the rainy season was observed together with a marked exophagic trend with peak activity in the early hours of the evening outdoor and in the early hours of the morning indoor. The abiotic influence on the fluctuation of the anophele population in both trap station was proved.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Anopheles / physiology*
  • Cuba
  • Disease Vectors*
  • Environment
  • Feeding Behavior
  • Humans
  • Malaria / transmission*
  • Seasons