Culiseta

Name-bearing Type

  • Felt
  • 1904:391c
  • Type Species: Culex absobrinus Felt, 1904 [subjective synonym of Culiseta impatiens (Walker, 1848)]

Distribution

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Most Culiseta species are found in the Palaearctic, Nearctic and Australasian Regions, but some also occur in the Afrotropical and Oriental Regions. While two species are found in Central America, none occur in South America.

Phylogeny

Not yet available.

Bionomics

Not yet available.

Medical Importance

Not yet available.

Culicidae » Culicinae » Culisetini
habitus image

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Representative species shown here: Culiseta morsitans

Important References

  • Belkin, 1962 (taxonomy, South Pacific)
  • DuBose & Curtin, 1965 (keys, Mediterranean area)
  • Forattini, 1965b (Neotropical Region)
  • Belkin, 1968 (New Zealand)
  • Dobrotworsky, 1971 (Southeast Asia)
  • Gutsevich et al., 1974 (former USSR)
  • Tanaka et al., 1979 (Japan)
  • Wood et al., 1979 (Canada)
  • Darsie & Ward, 1981 (keys, North America)
  • Lu & Li, 1982 (China)
  • Lee et al., 1988b (Australasian Region)
  • Maslov, 1989 (world)
  • Service, 1990 (Afrotropical Region)
  • Lu Baolin et al., 1997a (China).

Included Taxa

For more on taxa, see WRBU's Mosquito Catalog

Genus-specific Diagnostic Characters, Adult Stage
Mosquito generic character

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Prespiracular setae (PsS) present

Mosquito generic character

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Lower mesepimeral setae (MeSL) present


Mosquito generic character

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Postspiracular area usually without setae or scales

Mosquito generic character

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Wing remigial setae (ReS) present


Genus-specific Diagnostic Characters, Larval Stage
Mosquito generic character

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Hypostomal suture (HyS) complete

Mosquito generic character

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Seta 5-VIII below dorsal margin of segment X


Mosquito generic character

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Seta 1-S inserted at base of siphon

Mosquito generic character

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Ventral brush (VB) (seta 4-X) usually with three or more pairs of setae


Whole Larvae
Mosquito generic character

Culiseta (Cus.) subochrea

Photo credit: CDR G W Schultz, USN Ret

Mosquito generic character

Culiseta (Cus.) incidens

Photo credit: CDR G W Schultz, USN Ret


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