How many types of anopheles mosquitoes are there and which cause malaria?
According to CDC, there are approximately 3,500 species of mosquitoes grouped into 41 genera. Human malaria is transmitted only by females of the genus Anopheles. Of the approximately 430 Anopheles species, only 30-40 transmit malaria (i.e., are “vectors”) in nature. Read more about Anopheles Mosquitoes on the CDC website.