Contributions to the Mosquito Fauna of Southeast Asia. VIII. Genus Aedes, Subgenus Mucidus Theobald in Southeast Asia
WALTER REED ARMY INST OF RESEARCH WASHINGTON DC
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The subgenus Mucidus was originally described by Theobald 1901b 268 as a distinct genus based on Culex alternans Westwood. Theobald 1907 280 erected a new genus Pardomyia in which he described the species aurantius. The following year Leicester 1908 71 described the same species placing it in his new genus Ekrinomyia and called it aureostriata. Edwards 1932 133 placed the above three genera into the subgenus Mucidus of the genus Aedes. He then divided the subgenus into two groups, Group A Mucidus and Group B Pardomyia, which are differentiated on page 30. Although various authors have disagreed on the speciation within the groups, Edwards higher classification has remained unchallenged. This paper deals with six species from Southeast Asia in which the range of one is enlarged and the hitherto unknown immature forms of Ae. Zaniger Wiedemann are described. Keys to the adult, pupal and larval forms of species found in Southeast Asia are included. The key to the adult forms also includes all recognized species and subspecies of the subgenus. For taxonomic information on the Australasian forms see Knight 1947 and Belkin 1962. For the Ethiopian forms see Edwards 1941, Gebert 1948, Hopkins 1952, Muspratt 1959, and Tyson 1970. For additional information on Indomalayan and Philippine Mucidus see Knight Hull 1951 and Mattingly 1961.