Contributions to the Mosquito Fauna of Southeast Asia - II. The Genus Culex in Thailand (Diptera: Culicidae)
SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION WASHINGTON DC
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The culicine mosquito fauna of Thailand has received only scant and sporadic interest until recent years. Stanton 1920 recorded species occurring commonly in Bangkok Edwards 1922 included a few general records from Thailand Barraud and Christophers 1931 reported on species collected by J. A. Sinton during a 2 week railway tour of the country Causey 1937 summarized information collected during a 4 year stay in Thailand and Iyengar 1953 listed 48 species and subspecies from southern areas of Thailand. In this study, 60 species and subspecies belonging to 7 subgenera of the genus Culex are recognized from Thailand. Of these, 5 species are described as new and 19 species are recorded for the first time from Thailand 7 species previously recorded from Thailand are dismissed as misidentifications and 6 previous records are regarded as doubtful. In addition, 7 names are placed in synonymy and 1 subspecies is elevated to species rank.