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sacharovi Favre

1903:189 (A).
Type-loc: Evlaxe, Yelizavetpol Dist., Transcaucasia [Elisabethpol, Caucasus, U.S.S.R.] (ZMM)

Additional References:
La Face, in Boyd 1949:436 (F, L, E*).
White 1979 (tax., rev., keys, distr.; lectotype design., male)
Glick 1992:129 (distr.).
Hadjivassilis 2000 7: 38 (distr.).
Ramsdale and Snow 2000:8 (distr.; remove Romania).
Linton et al. 2003 (tax., DNA id., rev. of complex; M*, F, P*, L*, E (maculipennis s.s.))
Sedaghat et al. 2003: 243 (M*, F, P*, L*, E; tax.); 250 (distr., Armenia).
Qu and Zhu 2008:211 (distr. China)
Sinka et al. 2010: 117 (bionomics review, distr., niche model)
Namazov 2014: 280 (distr., Azerbaijan)


Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, France, Georgia, Greece, Iran, Iraq, Israel (and Gaza Strip & West Bank), Italy, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Macedonia, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkey, Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro)

In the Mediterranean area it breeds typically in large brackish marshes though larvae may at times be found in a wide variety of habitats. Adults are anthropophagous (Bates in Boyd 1949).

Medical Importance:
Primary malaria vector (Bates in Boyd 1949).