Medical Entomology Studies - XI. The Subgenus Stegomyia of Aedes in the Oriental Region with Keys to the Species (Diptera: Culicidae)
SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION WASHINGTON DC
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The subgenus Stegomyia Theobald of the genus Aedes Meigen and the 5 species groups recognized in the Oriental region are characterized. The taxonomy, medical importance, immature habitats and distribution of the species of the region are discussed and summarized. Keys and illustrations are provided for the identification of adults males and females, male terminalia, pupae and 4th stage larvae of the 5 species groups and 37 species and subspecies known to occur in this region. In addition, the detailed description of the male, female, pupa and larva of Aedes aegypti Linnaeus and a redescription of the male terminalia of Aedes platylepidus Knight and Hull are given.