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Mosquitoes of the Ethiopian Region

Nature volume 143, page 662 (22 April 1939) | Download Citation



A SHORT time before her death in August 1937 Dr. Alwen Evans brought to London the MS. and drawings for a monograph on the Anophelines of the Ethiopian region. This work was, happily, nearly complete, and has been seen through the press by Dr. F. W. Edwards of the British Museum (Natural History). In rather less than twelve years the number of Anopheline mosquitoes known from the region in question has become about doubled. This increase in knowledge has made the present monograph one of great value and necessity. Anopheles, it may be added, is the only genus of these mosquitoes that occurs in Africa, and is represented by the two sub-genera Anopheles sen. sir. and Myzomyia. Wherever possible there is included, under each species, a description of the adult insect, the pupa, larva and egg. There follow accounts of the larval habits and breeding places; habits of the adults; relation to malaria; and, finally, distribution.

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