a1 Tropical Health Program, ACITHN, University of Queensland, Brsibane 4072, Australia
a2 Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Queensland, Brisbane 4072, Australia
Descriptions of the three sibling species of the Anopheles farauti complex in Australia, A. farauti Laveran (formerly A. farauti No. 1), A. hinesorum Schmidt sp.n. (formerly A. farauti No. 2) and A. torresiensis Schmidt sp.n. (formerly A. farauti No. 3) are provided. These species form a part of the punctulatus group, which contains the major malaria vectors in the southwest Pacific. Morphological markers are described for adult females, fourth instar larvae and pupae which identify most specimens, and are in keys.
(Accepted June 03 2001)