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benarrochi Gabaldon, Cova-García & Lopez

1941a:3 (M*, F, P*, L*, E*).
Type-loc: La Ceiba, Trujillo, Venezuela (MDM)

Additional References:
Cova-Garcia 1946, fig. 1 (E*), 41 (L*), 93 (F*), 127 (M*).
Coher 1948(1949):88 (F).
Faran 1980:136 (M*, F*, P*, L*).

Distribution:
Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Venezuela

Bionomics:
Very little is known of the natural history of benarrochi. The immatures have been reported from stagnant ground pools, abandoned wells and small streams, exposed to the full sun or partial shade, and in water containing a large amount of organic material The females are crepuscular, rarely enter houses and feed primarily on animals. (Faran 1980:140)

Medical Importance:
An. benarrochi has never been implicated as a vector of malaria. (Faran 1980:140)