Medical Entomology Studies - X. A Revision of the Subgenus Pseudoficalbia of the Genus Uranotaenia in Southeast Asia (Diptera: Culicidae) (Contributions of the American Entomological Institute. Volume 14, Number 3)
SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION WASHINGTON DC MEDICAL ENTOMOLOGY PROJECT
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This revision of the subgenus Pseudoficalbia Theobald, genus Uranotaenia Lynch Arribalzaga of Southeast Asia deals with 42 species. The taxonomic treatment of the subgenus includes a revised morphological description, followed by a review of the distribution, taxonomic discussion, internal classification and bionomics. Treatment of individual species follows essentially the same format. A new internal classification with separate discussions and descriptions of 5 groups is presented. The 5 groups, with world mosquito faunal regions as defined by Belkin 1962, are as follows harrisoni series Indomalayan, bicolor series Ethiopian, Indomalayan, Malagasy, North Australian, Oriental, Papuan and South Pacific, bimaculata series Indomalayan, Oriental and Palaearctic, maxima series Indomalayan, Nearctic, Oriental and Palaearctic, recondita series Indomalayan, North Australian, Oriental and Papuan. Where known, extralimital species are assigned to the groups defined for Southeast Asia. Of the 42 species treated, 13 are described as new and 29 are revalidated and redescribed. The 13 new species are abdita Cambodia and Thailand, abstrusa Philippines, albipes Thailand, approximata Thailand, confusa Philippines and Sulawesi, Indonesia, enigmatica Thailand, harrisoni Mindoro Island, Philippines and Sabah, Malaysia, moufiedi Sabah, Malaysia, nocticola Thailand, patriciae Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand, propinqua Malaysia, quasimodesta Sabah, Malaysia and reinerti Sabah, Malaysia. Seventy-six full-page plates of illustrations are provided of the following adult habitus parts 16 species, pupa 35 species, larva 37 species and male terminalia 40 species. A majority of these are presented here for the first time. Keys to the adults, pupae and fourth stage larvae of Southeast Asian species are provided. New synonyms proposed here are kalabahensis Haga and lagunensis Baisas bicolor Leicester.