Catalog and Illustrated Review of the Subgenus Melanoconion of Culex (Diptera: Culicidae) (Contributions of the American Entomological Institute. Volume 27, Number 2, 1992)
WALTER REED BIOSYSTEMATICS UNIT WASHINGTON DC
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The systematic literature covering the nominal taxa which comprise the subgenus Melanoconion of Culex is reviewed and summarized under the subgeneric and valid species names. The catalog lists 155 valid names, 83 junior synonyms, and 13 nomina dubia. Type data, annotated literature citations, and known distribution are provided for each valid species name and junior synonyms. The kind of type specimen and its repository, if these exist, are indicated for each nominal species. Literature citations include the authorship of synonymies, and annotations of information relevant to the concept, taxonomy, distribution, and biology of the species. The known distribution of each species is indicated by country records. The text is supplemented by virtually all previously published illustrations of male genitalia to assist users in making species determinations. Collection data for voucher specimens which document new country records and tabular listings of the various life stages and distribution of each species are presented in separate appendices.