A Redescription of Culex (Acalleomyia) Obscurus (Leicester) (Diptera: Culicidae)
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Culex Acalleomyia obscurus Leicester has been poorly characterized since its original description. Although Leicester 1908 recognized the highly modified male terminalia as being one of the outstanding distinguishing features of this species, his description was rather vague and was not accompanied by an illustration. Edwards 1922 illustrated the male terminalia, but the specimen which he used was apparently mounted in a somewhat twisted position. As a result, the representation of most of the structures is either misleading, incomplete, or erroneous. No subsequent author has attempted to rectify these descriptions, nor have the immature stages been described.