Description of the Immature Stages of Anopheles (Nyssorhynchus) rondoni (Neiva & Pinto) (Diptera: Culicidae)
WALTER REED ARMY INST OF RESEARCH WASHINGTON DC DEPARTMENT OF ENTOMOLOGY
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The larval and pupal stages of Anopheles Nyssorhynchus rondoni Neiva and Pinto Albimanus Section are fully described and illustrated for the first time. The larval stage is similar to An. Nys. strodei Root. It can be recognized by the following combination of characters clypeal index, 1.6-2.9 single, aciculate setae 2,3-C seta 3-C 0.5-0.7 the length 2-C setae 1,2-P rarely sharing a common tubercle seta 1-P with narrow leaflets. The pupal stage is distinguished from other Nyssorhychus by having setae 1-IV-VII and 5-V-VII branched. Only minor variation was found in setal counts between specimens from Piexoto de Azevedo, State of Mato Grosso and Bocaina, State of Sao Paulo, Brazil.