Deinocerites

Name-bearing Type

  • Theobald
  • 1901b:235
  • Type Species: Deinocerites cancer

Distribution

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Deinocerites are primarily in the Neotropical Region, but a few species extend northward into the southern USA.

Phylogeny

Not yet available.

Bionomics

Not yet available.

Medical Importance

Not yet available.

Culicidae » Culicinae » Culicini
habitus image

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Representative species shown here: Deinocerites pseudes

Important References

  • Belkin et al., 1970 (Jamaica)
  • Adames, 1971 (revision)

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.

Antennal flagellomere I (Flm1) usually very long

Mosquito generic character

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Maxillary palpus (MPlp) very short


Mosquito generic character

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Antenna (Fl) considerably longer than the proboscis (P)


Genus-specific Diagnostic Characters, Larval Stage
Mosquito generic character

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Head with distinct lateral expansion

Mosquito generic character

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Head at least as wide as long, widest at insertion of antennae


Mosquito generic character

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Mandible base with a distinct highly spiculose lobe

Mosquito generic character

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Pecten teeth (Pt) two- to three-branched


Mosquito generic character

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Saddle (Sa) with ill-defined separate dorsal and ventral plates


Whole Larvae

Not yet available


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