Contributions to the Mosquito Fauna of Southeast Asia. VII. Genus Aedeomyia Theobald in Southeast Asia
WALTER REED ARMY INST OF RESEARCH WASHINGTON DC
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The genus Aedeomyia was originally validated by inclusion in a key by Theobald in July 1901a 235 and again in November 1901b 98. His generic description appeared that same month 1901c 218 and was based on specimens of Aedeomyia squammipenna L. Arribazaga Aedeo. squamipennis. Included in his material were specimens from the Oriental Region which were the then undescribed catasticta Knab. He also included Aedes Aedeomyia venustipes Skuse as probably being a member of his genus. The following year Giles 1902 478 emended the spelling of the genus name to Aedeomyia. Edwards 1912 24 emended the genus by placing a diaretic mark over the initial e. Brunetti 1914 54 placed Aedeomyia in synonymy with Aedes but later-considered it a valid genus. In 1923 Enderlein described a new species from Africa for which he proposed the new genus Lepiothauma. Edwards 1925 262 placed Lepiothauma in synonymy with Aedeomyia. Amos 1944 24 incorrectly cited this genus as Aedeomyia. Because of the many spelling emendations applied to this genus, the literature has been complicated by a variety of names, many of which have been used quite recently. This paper deals primarily with Aedeomyia catasticta Knab but because of past problems involving synonymy and identification of catasticta and venustipes, the latter is included although not in the range of Southeast Asia.