Species identification using the newly developed TaqMan assay designed to distinguish the principal vector species An. gambiae s.s. and An. arabiensis from the other members of the complex. In this example two or more specimens of An. gambiae s.s., (red trace) An. arabiensis, (blue trace) An. melas (green trace), An. merus (purple trace) and An. quadriannulatus (orange trace) were tested. Part A displays the cycling of FAM-labelled probe specific to An. arabiensis and An. gambiae s.s. Part B displays the cycling of the VIC-labelled probe specific to An. quadriannulatus, An. melas and An. merus.