Malaria is transmitted by mosquitoes of the species Anopholes.The term ‘bionomics’ is used to cover both the ecology of a mosquito species (e.g. larval habitats) and its behaviour (e.g. host biting preferences). Many Anopheles vector species exhibit distinct bionomics, which need to be considered when selecting appropriate vector control strategies.

The three regional databases are available as comma delimited files. Each survey included in the vector bionomics database has been disaggregated to individual sites (geographical points), individual dates (if the same site was sampled repeatedly) and individual Anopheles DVS. They are also available from Dryad and the VecNet digital library.

When using this data, please cite the original publication:

Massey NC, Garrod G, Wiebe A, Henry AJ, Huang Z, Moyes CL, Sinka ME (2016) A global bionomic database for the dominant vectors of human malaria. Scientific Data 3: 160014. https://doi.org/10.1038/sdata.2016.14

Individual species are described below.

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Massey, N.C., Garrod, G., Wiebe, A., Henry, A.J., Huang, Z., Moyes, C.L., Sinka, M.E. (2016) A global bionomic database for the dominant vectors of human malaria. Scientific Data, 3: 160014. [DOI: 10.1038/sdata.2016.14]