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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)

Synonyms:

Distribution:
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)

Bionomics:
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).