Accession Number : ADA192084

Title :   Systematics of Aedes Mosquito Project.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Aug 83-31 Jul 84,

Corporate Author : SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Mathis, Wayne N

PDF Url : ADA192084

Report Date : Jan 1985

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : The Systematics of Aedes Mosquito 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 arboviruses, 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. During this period the project was begun with work toward a revisionary study of the subgenus Stegomyia (genus Aedes) of the Afrotropical Region as the primary objective. Initial research was focused on studying specimens of the Africanus and Simpsoni species complexes. These complexes contain species that are important vectors of Dengue, Chikungunya, Yellow Fever, Rift Valley Fever and Zika viruses.

Descriptors :   *AEDES, *DISEASE VECTORS, *TAXONOMY, *MORPHOLOGY(BIOLOGY), AFRICA, ARBOVIRUSES, ARMY RESEARCH, CULICIDAE, ECOLOGY, FIELD CONDITIONS, MEDICAL RESEARCH, MILITARY RESEARCH, MUSEUMS, NATURAL HISTORY, RESEARCH MANAGEMENT, RIFT VALLEY FEVER, VIRUSES, YELLOW FEVER, MILITARY MEDICINE

Subject Categories : Biology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE