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Contributions to the Mosquito Fauna of Southeast Asia - I. The Genus Aedes, Subgenus Neomacleaya Theobald in Thailand

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This is the first of two papers which will deal with a revision of the Aedes, subgenus Neomacleaya of South East Asia. The subgenus Neomacleaya was originally described Theobald 1907 238 as a distinct genus based on a single species. It has been synonymized Edwards 1932 174 Stone, Knight and Starcke 1959 204 with subgenus Aedes s. str. , and later Belkin 1962 412 synonymized it with Verrallina. The name Neomcleaya is here resurrected for a subgenus of primarily Oriental mosquitoes previously placed in the subgenera Aedes or Verrallina. This present paper deals with 20 species from Thailand, of which 7 are described as new, and 9 are reported as new records Aedes adustus Laffoon is treated here as a synonym of A. andamanensis Edwards. The terminology of the female terminalia used here is that employed by Laffoon 1946. The term postatrial plate is applied to those structures forming the posterior wall of the atrium, and the term preatrial plate for those forming the anterior wall. The preatrial plates and preatrial sclerite are normally folded over the postatrial plates figure 3. In the figures the preatria1 sclerite and plates are extended anteriorly to obtain a good view of the structures. The larval and pupal chaetotaxy and terminology used is that of Belkin 1962. The specimens used in this study were largely collected by the SEATO Laboratory personnel in Bangkok, Thailand. The holotypes of the new species will be deposited in the U. S. National Museum, Washington, D. C. The paratypes whenever available will be distributed among the British Museum Natural History, London, and the B. P. Bishop Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii.

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