Accession Number : ADA191115

Title :   Systematics of Aedes Mosquitoes Project.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept.,

Corporate Author : SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Mathis, Wayne N

PDF Url : ADA191115

Report Date : Jan 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : The Systematics of Aedes Mosquitoes Project (SAMP), a cooperative venture between the Smithsonian Institution and the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command, conducts biosystematic research on mosquitoes of medical importance to the Army. SAMP fulfills these objectives by performing biosystematic studies on important groups of aedine vectors of arbovirsuses, thus 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 these vectors in Africa. In addition, SAMP performs curation and research on the national collection of mosquitoes at the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), Smithsonian Institution. Research continues on the arbovirus vector groups of the subgenera (genus Aedes) Stegomyia (primary focus), Ochlerotatus (secondary), and Diceromyia (secondary) of the Afrotropical Region.

Descriptors :   *AEDES, *ARMY RESEARCH, *DISEASE VECTORS, *MEDICAL RESEARCH, AFRICA, ARBOVIRUSES, COLLECTION, CULICIDAE, ECOLOGY, FIELD CONDITIONS, MILITARY RESEARCH, MUSEUMS, NATURAL HISTORY, RESEARCH MANAGEMENT, TAXONOMY, TEAMS(PERSONNEL)

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Biology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE