Clean water breeder. Over head tanks, Ponds, Banks of rivers, rain water collections, cement tanks, wells, Rice fields etc. There are nearly 50 species of Anophelines in India & out of that 9 species are transmitting Malaria. In urban areas like Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi etc it is only one species i.e. Anopheline stephensi that is transmitting Malaria in urban areas. In metros, it breeds mostly in overhead tanks of drinking water in our buildings. 90% breeding takes place in that & the rest in rainwater collections, cement tanks & in clean water wells within the urban areas. This mosquito transmits Malaria & it is an efficient Vector.