Contributions to the Mosquito Fauna of Southeast Asia. III. The Genus Aedes, Subgenus Neomacleaya Theobald in Southeast Asia
SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION WASHINGTON DC
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This is the second of two papers dealing with a revision of the Aedes subgenus Neomacleaya of Southeast Asia. The previous paper Delfinado 1967 described the species represented in Thailand, the present one treats all of the remaining species known to occur in Southeast Asia and an additional new species from Thailand. The name Neomacleaya Theobald was resurrected from synonymy with subgenera Aedes s. str. and Verrallina by Delfinado 1967. It was recognized as a distinct subgenus for the primarily Oriental species formerly placed in Aedes or Verrallina because it has little in common with the type species of subgenus Aedes cinereus Meigen, described from Europe but resembles butleri Theobald, the type species of Verrallina. The Neomacleaya are distinguished from Verrallina by the remarkable development of the female and male terminalia, and by certain characters of the immature stages. The subgenus is restricted in distribution to the Oriental region except A. panayensis and A. neomacrodixoa, which also occur in the Australasian region.