Medical Entomology Studies - XIII. The Myzomyia Series of Anopheles (Cellia) in Thailand, with Emphasis on Intra-Interspecific Variations (Diptera: Culicidae) (Contributions of the American Entomological Institute. Volume 17, Number 4, 1980)
ARMY MEDICAL COMPONENT AFRIMS APO SAN FRANCISCO 96346
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This is a comprehensive revision of the Myzomyia Series of Anopheles Cellia in Thailand, with a discussion of the other species in the series from the Oriental faunal region. Over 36,000 specimens of 11 species were examined and studied for morphological variations. Included are 23 plates of illustrations of pupae, 4th-stage larvae, male genitalia, and adult female and numerous drawings of the scutum, wing, proboscis and palpus, including variations, for the 6 species in Thailand. Major sections included are zoogeographic considerations methods format keys to the subgenera and series of the subgenus Cellia in Thailand the Myzomyia Series in the Ethiopian, Palearctic and Oriental faunal regions with keys, and a discussion of the 5 Oriental species not found in Thailand the Myzomyia Series in Thailand with keys, historical review, medical significance and descriptions of the species hybridization experiments and appendices. Species descriptions include sections on synonymy diagnosis descriptions of female, male, pupa, 4th-stage larva and egg type-data distribution variations taxonomic discussion and bionomics. Seven tables on adult variations and adult biting behavior are included in the text and 12 tables on pupal and 4th stage larval setal branching variations are included as appendices. The type-specimens or type-series for 17 nominal taxa were located and examined. The location of several types is corrected. The pupae of pampanai and varunu are described and illustrated for the first time. Morphologically deformed variants of aconitus and minimus adults are described. Anopheles culicifacies adenensis and jeyporensis var. candidiensis are synonymized. The junior primary homonym listonii Liston, is necessarily considered a rejected name. Pyretophorus jeyporensis Theobald is considered a junior secondary homonym of Anopheles jeyporiensis James. The authorship of the species previously cited as brahmachari Christophers by most writers is corrected.