Description of the Egg of Aedes (Levua) suvae Stone and Bohart (Diptera: Culicidae)
WALTER REED ARMY INST OF RESEARCH WASHINGTON DC
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The egg of Aedes Levua suvae Stone and Bohart is described for the first time herein. This is also the first description of the egg for the subgenus Levua Stone and Bohart. The following description is based on a single mature egg extracted from the abdomen of a museum specimen which possessed the following collection data on the labels FIJI, Suva, 1955, C. B. Symes collector, genitalia preparation number T72.100 and SEAMP Accession Number 290. The nomenclature used in the description follows that of Kalpage and Brust 1958 and Craig and Horsfall 1960. The exact nomenclature status of the name suvae is in question and is discussed by Stone and Bohart 1944 214, Belkin 1962 399 and Stone 1963 128.