Medical Entomology Studies - XVII. Biosystematics of Kenknightia, A New Subgenus of the Mosquito Genus Aedes Meigen from the Oriental Region (Diptera: Culicidae) (Contributions of the American Entomological Institute. Volume 26, Number 2, 1990)
OFFICE OF THE SURGEON GENERAL (ARMY) FALLS CHURCH VA
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A new subgenus Kenknightia, of the genus Aedes, is described and includes 11 species of which 6 are new gaffigani, harbachi, lerozeboomi, litwakae, pecori and wilkersoni and 5 are transferred from the subgenus Finlaya dissimilis, karwari, leucomeres, luzonensis and paradissimilis. Two species groups Dissimilis and Luzonensis are designated for the new subgenus. Each species is described and pertinent stagesstructures are illustrated. Synonymy, type data, distribution, bionomics and a comparative discussion are provided for the subgenus and each species. Tables of the pupal and larval chaetotaxy are given. Keys to known adults, pupae and larvae are included. Lectotypes are designated for dissimilis and karwari. Aedes leucopleurus is placed in synonymy with aureostriatus. Aedes karwari is accorded specific status. A new seta is described and a change in the paddle seta terminology is proposed for the pupa. Several new measurements and indices are proposed for structures of the male genitalia. The abbreviation for Kenknightia is Ken.