Medical Entomolgy Studies - VI. A Revision of the Subgenus Lophoceraomyia of the Genus Culex in the Oriental Region (Diptera: Culicidae) (Contributions of the American Entomological Institute. Volume 13, Number 4)
SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION WASHINGTON DC MEDICAL ENTOMOLOGY PROJECT
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This revision is based on the study of some 8,000 specimens 3,789 males, 2, 521 females, 77 pupae, 1,616 larvae. Included among these are 3,115 adults with correlated pupal andor larval skins 1,314 p, 1,801 lp associated through individual field rearings. Altogether 58 species are recognized and of these, 9 are new 49 are revalidated and redescribed. The new species include alorensis from Alor, Indonesia paraculeatus from Sabah, Malaysia and the Philippines aestivus from Sarawak, Malaysia gracicornis and pairoji from Peninsular Malaysia Malaya and Thailand impostor from Sabah and Sarawak, Malaysia wardi and lasiopalpis from Sri Lanka and hirtipalpis from Thailand. Keys to all available stages and illustrations of every species are provided. The taxonomic treatment includes a revised morphological characterization of the subgenus, followed by a review of distribution, taxonomic discussion, scheme of internal classification, bionomics and medical importance. The groups, subgroups and complexes, as adopted and currently developed here, are defined and characterized. The descriptions of 49 species are based on all stages female, male, pupa and fourth instar larva and those of 9 other species are based only on the males and presumptive female of one species. New synonyms proposed include pachecoi Baisas quadripalpis Edwards fuscosiphonis Bram and Rattanarithikul demissus Colless hui Lien spiculosus Bram and Rattanarithikul plantaginis Barraud minorLeicester and uniformis mercedesae Baisas kuhnsi King and Hoogstraal. Culex bicornutusTheobald is resurrected from the synonymy with minor Leicester barkeriiTheobald, bernardiBorel and mindanaoensis Baisas are reduced to nomina dubia.