Category Archives: Vector


Toxorhynchites Mosquito This subfamily comprises a single genus, Toxorhynchites, which contains about 76 species which are mainly tropical, although a few species occur in North America, eastern Russia and Japan. Characteristics Adults are large (19 mm long, 24 mm wing spread) and colourful, being metallic bluish or greenish with black, white or red tufts of […]


Anopheles MosquitoAnophele mosquito are the most notorious of all vectors of disease to man. Only Anophele mosquito can transmit the Plasmodium species, namely Plasmodium falciparum, Plasmodium vivax, Plasmodium malariae and Plasmodium ovale, which cause malaria in man. Characteristics Anopheles have spotted wings, that is the dark and pale scales are arranged in small blocks or […]


House FlyMusca domestica is a cosmopolitan companion of humans and domestic animals. House flies are less than one-half inch in length. They are gray, with four dark stripes down the dorsum of the thorax. House flies have sponging mouthparts and can ingest only liquids. However, they can eat solid food (e.g., sugar, flour, pollen) by […]