Culex Verutus, a New Species of the Subgenus Culex (Diptera: Culicidae) from Sierra Leone
WALTER REED BIOSYSTEMATICS UNIT WASHINGTON DC
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The adult, pupal and larval stages of Culex Culex verutus, n. sp. from Sierra Leone are described and illustrated. The new species is compared to other members of the guiarti group. This paper describes a new species of Culex collected in Sierra Leone by Dr. Yiau-Min Huang and Mr. James Pecor during field studies conducted in 1984. The species has been misidentified as Culex ingrami Theobald in the past. Anatomical terminology used in this report is that of Harbach and Knight 1980 except as follows 1 siphon index is calculated using width measured at base, 2 siphonsaddle index replaces saddlesiphon index, 3 crest is introduced for the apical part of the aedeagal sclerite, and 4 the part of the lateral plate which articulates with the basal piece is dubbed the basal articulatory process. The new terms are illustrated in Figures 1 and 3.