Mosquitoes of Middle America.
Annual progress rept. no. 9, 1 Jan-31 Dec 72,
CALIFORNIA UNIV LOS ANGELES
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The project Mosquitoes of Middle America, is concerned with detailed studies on the systematics, bionomics, distribution and vector potential of the mosquitoes of Central America, West Indies and adjacent portions of North America and South America. Its principal objective is to provide basic biological data needed for the rational control of mosquito-borne diseases in these areas. During calendar year 1972, field work was accomplished by staff members and cooperators in southern Florida, the Bahamas, Panama and the Canal Zone, and Mexico. Nearly 1,500 collections were processed, with the preparation of 11,355 slides of individual rearings, 750 slides of male genitalia, 195 slides of whole larvae, and about 7,500 mounts of adults. One hundred plates of final illustrations were prepared. Taxonomic revisions were completed on Culex Carrollia, Anopheles Kerteszia and the Aedes varipalpus complex. Nearly all the preliminary taxonomic work on the genus Haemagogus was completed and a revision of the genus Trichoprosopon was begun. Three papers were published during the year on the varipalpus complex on the New World species formerly placed in AedesFinlaya and a tentative list of the mosquitoes of the island of Hispaniola. Author