Medical Entomology Studies - XVI. A Review of the Species of Subgenus Verrallina, Genus Aedes, from Sri Lanka and a Revised Description of the Subgenus (Diptera: Culicidae)
ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COMMAND FORT DETRICK MD
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All information on the subgenus Verrallina Theobald of the genus Aedes Meigen from Sri Lanka is reviewed. Identification keys for females, males, pupae and fourth stage larvae from Sri Lanka are presented. Ten species, Ae. butleri Theobald, Ae. indicus Theobald, Ae. lankaensis Stone and Knight, Ae. lugubris Barraud new country record, Ae. petroelephantus Wijesundara, Ae. pseudomediofasciatus Theobald, Ae. seculatus Menon, Ae. spermathecus Wijesundara, Ae. srilankensis Reinert and Ae. yerburyi Edwards, are currently known from Sri Lanka. Each species treatment includes synonymy, descriptions and illustrations of adults, pupae and fourth stage larvae, type-data, distribution, discussion, bionomics and pertinent literature. Lectotypes for Ae. lugubris and Ae. pseudomediofasciatus are designated. A revised treatment of the subgenus Verrallina is given and includes descriptions of all stages, distribution, discussion, medical importance and bionomics.