The First Record of Cancraedes from Hong Kong and a New Distribution of Aedes (Can.) penghuensis (Diptera: Culicidae)
ARMED FORCES PEST MANAGEMENT BOARD WASHINGTON DC
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The subgenus Cancraedes of the genus Aedes is reported for the first time from Hong Kong. The distribution of Ae. penghuensis is extended from Taiwan to Hong Kong. Collection and ecological information for this species are given. The following report of Cancraedes Edwards represents the first for this subgenus of Aedes Meigen from Hong Kong. The subgenus occupies a distribution primarily in the coastal areas of land masses between 25 N to 10 S latitude and 75 E to 127 E longitude in the Oriental zoogeographical region. The usual immature habitat of species of the subgenus is brackish water in crabholes. This is also the first record of Ae. Can. penghuensis Lien outside of Taiwan.