Redescription of Culex (Melanoconion) portesi Senevet & Abonnenc, 1941, with notes on synonymy (Diptera: Culicidae)
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Based on an analysis of the original and subsequent descriptions of Culex Melanoconion portesi Senevet Abonnenc, 1941 and Cx.Mel. cayennensis Floch Abonnenc, 1945, study of topotypic material and reexamination of male paratypes of cayennensis, the following actions are taken to stabilize the nomenclature 1 synonymy of cayennensis with portesi, and 2 description of all known stages of ported The taxonomic references, including current synonymy are given. The male genitalia and hitherto unknown pupa and larva from Cayenne type-locality, French Guiana, are illustrated. Literature on bionomics and medical importance is summarized.