Recognition of Culex Bidens Dyar and Culex Interfor Dyar (Diptera: Culicidae) as Separate Species
ARMY MEDICAL COMPONENT AFRIMS APO SAN FRANCISCO 96346
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Culex Culex interfor Dyar is resurrected from synonymy with Culex Culex bidens Dyar. The male genitalia of these species are described and distinguished. Bram 1967 synonymized Culex Culex interfor Dyar, 1928, with Cx. Cux. bidens Dyar, 1922, on the basis of similarity in the male genitalia. The lectotype was the only male of interfor available to Bram, and he apparently could not distinguish it from the lectotype of bidens cf. Fig. 1, A and B. Without additional material, it may have been impossible for Bram to properly assess the status of interfor.