Neotype Designation of Culex Quinquefasciatus Say (Diptera: Culicidae)
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To promote nomenclatural stability concerning the interpretation and use of the name Culex quinquefasciatus Say for the southern tropical house mosquito, a neotype male is here designated. It was chosen from a series of specimens reared from an egg raft, collected in 1969 at New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Description and illustrations of the quinquefasciatus male, female and associated pupa and larva are provided. Under the Law of Priority, the name quinquefasciatus Say 1823 takes precedence over all accepted junior synonyms, notably fatigans Wiedemann 1828.