Coquillettidia

    Name-bearing Type

    • Dyar
    • 1905a:47
    • Type Species: Culex perturbans (Walker)

    Distribution

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    Species of subgenus Coquillettidia are primarily Afrotropical but some occur in the Oriental and Australasian Regions, while one species occurs in North America and two occur in the Palaearctic Region. Austromansonia occurs only in New Zealand, while species of subgenus Rhynchotaenia are confined to the Neotropical Region.

    Phylogeny

    Not yet available.

    Bionomics

    Not yet available.

    Medical Importance

    Not yet available.

Culicidae » Culicinae » Mansoniini
habitus image

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Representative species shown here: Coquillettidia crassipes

Important References

  • Lane, 1953 (subgenus Rhynchotaenia)
  • Belkin, 1962 (taxonomy [as subgenus of Mansonia], South Pacific)
  • Ronderos & Bachmann, 1963 (Neotropical Region)
  • Cova-García et al., 1966 (Venezuela)
  • Delfinado, 1966 (Philippines)
  • Belkin, 1968 (New Zealand)
  • Belkin et al., 1970 (Jamaica)
  • Tanaka et al., 1979 (as subgenus of Mansonia, Japan)
  • Lee et al., 1988a (Australasian Region)
  • Service, 1990 (Afrotropical Region).

Included Taxa

Genus-specific Diagnostic Characters, Adult Stage
Mosquito generic character

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Abdomen apex blunt in females (distinction from Aedes)

Mosquito generic character

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Abdominal segment VIII unmodified, only the basal half of tergum VIII sclerotized


Mosquito generic character

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Abdominal tergum IX bilobed, with few long setae

Mosquito generic character

Photo credit: Not yet available.

Cerci spatulate, articulated with tergum IX


Mosquito generic character

Photo credit: Not yet available.

Three equal-sized spermathecae

Mosquito generic character

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Clypeus bare, longer than wide


Mosquito generic character

Photo credit: Not yet available.

Femora dark

Mosquito generic character

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Tarsal claws (U-I-III) simple


Mosquito generic character

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Pulvilli (Pv) absent

Mosquito generic character

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Wing scales mixed dark and pale, somewhat broad and usually symmetrical


Genus-specific Diagnostic Characters, Larval Stage
Mosquito generic character

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Antenna very long, articulated, distal portion elongate, usually as long as the basal portion

Mosquito generic character

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Siphon (S) modified for piercing plant tissues


Mosquito generic character

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Anal segment with a single multi-branched seta, or none


Whole Larvae
Mosquito generic character

Coquillettidia (Coq.) perturbans

Photo credit: CDR G W Schultz, USN Ret


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