Standardized Nomenclature for the Coastal Wing Spots of the Genus Anopheles and Other Spotted-Wing Mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae)
WALTER REED ARMY INST OF RESEARCH WASHINGTON DC DIV OF COMMUNICABLE DISEASE AND IMMUNOLOGY
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A standardized nomenclature for the costal wing scale spots of species of the genus Anopheles and other spotted-wing mosquitoes is proposed. Emphasis is placed on species of An. Anopheles, Arribalzagia Series, which have three unique costal regions the sector pale, the subcostal area, and the preapical pale. An isolated dark spot the subcostal dark distal to the sector dark spot at the end of the subcostal vein serves to define the series. The sector pale and accessory sector spots are defined in relation to the subcostal sc-r and radial crossveins, and the preapical pale and apical pale spots are defined in relation to the end of vein R1. These morphological markers, along with the humeral crossvein and the end of the subcostal vein, are used to establish reference points for the definition of the other costal spots. The significance of these spots in the classification of the genus Anopheles is discussed. Wing spots are illustrated for species of An. Anopheles Arribalzagia Series, An. Cellia, An Lophopodomyia, An. Kerteszia, An. Anopheles, An. nyssorhynchus, Orthopodomyia, Aedeomyia, Culex, and Aedes Finlaya Kochi Group.
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