Accession Number : ADA119194

Title :   Medical Entomology Project.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. no. 7, 1 Jan-31 Dec 81,

Corporate Author : SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Flint,Oliver S , Jr

PDF Url : ADA119194

Report Date : Jan 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : The Medical Entomology Project (MEP), a cooperative venture between the Smithsonian Institution and the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command, conducts biosystematic research on arthropods of medical importance to the Army. MEP fufills this requirement by performing biosystematic studies on important groups of vectors such as anopheline vectors of malaria and culicine vectors of arbovirus diseases, providing information on potential vectors for the guidance of military field research teams and other governmental agencies and preparing monographs and technical papers which summarize data on the ecology, taxonomy and medical importance of arthropod vectors in various regions of the world. In addition, MEP performs curation and research on the national collection of mosquitoes at the National Museum of Natural History (USNM), Smithsonian Institution. Two monographic works and three shorter systematic papers were submitted for publication during this year. The 23 species of the subgenera Rachionotomyia, Tricholeptomyia, and Tripteroides (Mabinii Group) of the genus Tripteroides in the Oriental Region were completely revised, figured and keyed in all known stages. The subgenus Paraedes of the genus Aedes, consisting of 8 Oriental species, was wholly revised, figured and keyed in all known stages. Shorter papers dealt with systematic aspects of African Aedes (Stegomyia) and South American Culex (Melanoconion). A final paper is a pictorial key to the mosquitoes associated with yellow fever in Africa.

Descriptors :   *Entomology, *Disease vectors, *Culicidae, *Anopheles, *Aedes, Culex, Medical research, Africa, Far East, South America, Malaria, Arboviruses, Virus diseases, Ecology, Taxonomy, Morphology(Biology), Yellow fever

Subject Categories : Biology
      Medicine and Medical Research

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