Accession Number:

ADA031720

Title:

Medical Entomology Project.

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. no. 2, 1 Jun 75-30 Jun 76,

Corporate Author:

SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

The Medical Entomology Project MEP, a cooperative venture between the Smithsonian Institution and the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command, conducts biosystematic research on arthropods of medical importance to the Army. MEP fulfills this requirement by performing biosystematic studies on important groups of vectors such as New World anopheline mosquitoes and Culex species involved in virus transmission. Two monographs were published during the year subgenus Anopheles of Thailand and subgenera Indusius and Edwardsaedes of genus Aedes while a third major contribution on the subgenus Culex of the Oriental region was accepted for publication. Research was initiated on three groups of anopheline mosquitoes of the New World Argyritarsis and Tarsimaculatus Groups of the subgenus Nyssorhynchus of Anopheles and the Arribalzagaia Group of the subgenus Anopheles which contain a majority of the important New World vectors of malaria.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE