Ficalbia

Name-bearing Type

  • Theobald
  • 1903a:296
  • Type Species: Uranotaenia minima (Theobald)

Distribution

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Ficalbia species include four in the Afrotropical Region, three in the Oriental Region (one of which extends into the Australasian Region) and one in the eastern Palaearctic (Ryukyu Archipelago).

Phylogeny

Not yet available.

Bionomics

Not yet available.

Medical Importance

Not yet available.

Culicidae » Culicinae » Ficalbiini
habitus image

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Representative species shown here: Ficalbia minima

Important References

  • Edwards, 1941 (adults, Afrotropical Region)
  • Hopkins, 1952 (larvae, Afrotropical Region)
  • Belkin, 1962 (taxonomy, including Mimomyia, South Pacific)
  • Grjebine, 1986 (Madagascar)
  • Lee et al., 1988b (Australasian Region)
  • Service, 1990 (Afrotropical Region)
  • Toma & Higa, 2004 (species differences)

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.

Erect scales of head only on occiput

Mosquito generic character

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Proboscis slightly swollen at tip in female, greatly swollen in male


Mosquito generic character

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First flagellomere 2-6 times longer than the second

Mosquito generic character

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Postspiracular and prelar scales (PS) absent


Mosquito generic character

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Pre- and postspiracular seta absent

Mosquito generic character

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Lower mesepimeral setae absent


Mosquito generic character

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Acrostichal (AcS) and dorsocentral (DS) setae present

Mosquito generic character

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Scutellum with narrow scales


Mosquito generic character

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Alula and upper calypter with fringe of narrow scales

Mosquito generic character

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Anal vein (1A) terminates beyond base of mediocubital crossvein (mcu)


Genus-specific Diagnostic Characters, Larval Stage
Mosquito generic character

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Distal and basal portions of antenna (Ant) fused, not articulated

Mosquito generic character

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Hypostomal suture (HyS) not complete or absent


Mosquito generic character

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Abdominal seta 12-I present

Mosquito generic character

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Single row of comb scales


Mosquito generic character

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Seta 1-S inserted near base of siphon

Mosquito generic character

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Pecten (Pt) reduced, with 1-2 teeth


Mosquito generic character

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Ventral brush (VB) (seta 4-X) with four pairs of setae and sometimes with 1 or 2 minute extra setae

Mosquito generic character

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Saddle (Sa) complete


Whole Larvae

Not yet available


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