Anopheles

Harrison, Bruce A., Ruiz-Lopez, Freddy, Falero, Guillermo Calderon, Savage, Harry M., Pecor, James E. & Wilkerson, Richard C., 2012, Anopheles (Kerteszia) lepidotus (Diptera: Culicidae), not the malaria vector we thought it was: Revised male and female morphology; larva, pupa, and male genitalia characters; and molecular verification, Zootaxa 3218, pp. 1-17 : 4-5

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.211343

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6178202

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/6D0FD20B-FB1C-FFB6-B5C1-B1A913B8FDFD

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Anopheles
status

 

Key to the females of Anopheles ( Kerteszia )

1 Mesepimeron with 1 long, large and curved (C-shaped) scale-patch that extends ventrally from upper setae............. 2

- Mesepimeron with 1 or 2 small scale-patches.............................................................. 3

2 (1) Proboscis, pedicel, and palpomere 1 with white scales; hindtarsomeres 1 and 2 without apical pale band (from dorsal view) ( Fig. 3 View FIGURE 3 )....................................................................................... lepidotus

- Proboscis, pedicel, and palpomere 1 without white scales; hindtarsomeres 1 and 2 with narrow apical pale band (from dorsal view)....................................................................................... pholidotus

3 (1) Mesepimeron with 1 small scale-patch next to upper setae.................................................... 4

- Mesepimeron with 2 small scale-patches (upper and middle).................................................. 7

4 (3) Abdominal terga II–VII with numerous dark decumbent scales; sterna with few white scales...........................

.............................................. boliviensis , gonzalezrinconesi , rollai (currently cannot be separated) - Abdominal terga and sterna without scales (except possibly on VII, VIII and cerci)................................ 5

5 (4) Hindtarsomere 5 entirely white-scaled; wing without pale fringe spot at tip of wing...................... bambusicolus

- Hindtarsomere 5 with base dark, apical 0.35–0.60 pale; wing with large pale fringe spot at tip or rarely divided into 2 small pale fringe spots..................................................................................... 6

6 (5) Scutum with white scales on acrostichal area from anterior promontory to near prescutellar setae; hindtarsomeres 2–4 with nar- row white band on distal 0.15–0.5 ........................................................... auyantepuiensis

- Scutum without white scales on acrostichal area; hindtarsomeres 2–4 with broad white band on distal 0.5–0.7 ....... neivai

7 (3) Hindtarsomeres 2–4 with narrow apical pale band, 0.3 or less length of tarsomeres; hindtarsomere 5 usually entirely dark................................................................................................... bellator

- Hindtarsomeres 2–5 with broad apical pale bands, 0.4–0.7 length of tarsomere..................................... 8

8 (7) Scutum with anterior 0.3–0.4 of acrostichal and dorsocentral areas and middle of scutellum with few white scales; vein M entirely or mostly white-scaled basal to level of Cu fork................................................. laneanus

- Scutum without pale scales on acrostichal, dorsocentral, and scutellum; vein M with dark scales basal to level of Cu fork … 9

9 (8) Scales on palpomeres 3 and 4 predominately decumbent, those on base of 3 may be slightly erect................. cruzii *

- Scales on palpomere 3 covered with slightly erect scales, palpomere 4 with slightly erect to decumbent scales.. homunculus *

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Culicidae