Accession Number : AD0729109

Title :   Contributions to the Mosquito Fauna of Southeast Asia. XII. Illustrated Keys to the Genera of Mosquitoes (Diptera, Culicidae),

Corporate Author : SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Mattingly,Peter F.

Report Date : 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 89

Abstract : The suprageneric and generic classification adopted follow closely the Synoptic Catalog of the Mosquitoes of the World (Stone et al., 1959) and the various supplements (Stone, 1961, 1963, 1967, 1970). Changes in generic nomenclature arising from the publication of the Catalog include the substitution of Mansonia for Taeniorhynchus and Culiseta for Theobaldia, bringing New and Old World practice into line, the substitution of Toxorhynchites for Megarhinus and Malaya for Harpagomyia, the suppression of the diaeresis in Aedes, Aedeomyia (formerly Aedomyia) and Paraedes (Christophers, 1960b) and the inclusion of the last named as a subgenus of Aedes (Mattingly, 1958). The only new generic name to appear since the publication of the Catalog is Galindomyia (Stone + Barreto, 1969). Mimomyia, previously treated as a subgenus of Ficalbia, is here treated, in combination with subgenera Etorleptiomyia and Ravenalites, as a separate genus. A bibliography of key works is included for the benefit of identification at the subgeneric or species level. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CULICIDAE, CLASSIFICATION), SOUTHEAST ASIA, ENTOMOLOGY, MORPHOLOGY(BIOLOGY), DIPTERA, DISEASE VECTORS, DISTRIBUTION, PHYSIOLOGY

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE