Lutzia

Name-bearing Type

  • Theobald
  • 1903a:155
  • Type Species: Culex bigoti (Bellardi)

Distribution

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Genus Lutzia includes two Neotropical species (subgenus Lutzia), four in Asia and Australasia (subgenus Metalutzia), one Afrotropical (subgenus Metalutzia) and one in the Ogasawara Islands of Japan (subgenus Insulalutzia).

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: Lutzia fuscana

Important References

  • Edwards, 1941 (adults, Afrotropical Region)
  • Hopkins, 1952 (larvae, Afrotropical Region)
  • Belkin, 1962 (taxonomy, South Pacific)
  • Bram, 1967a (Thailand)
  • Tanaka et al., 1979 (Japan), Tanaka, 2003a
  • Rattanarithikul et al., 2005 (Thailand)

Included Taxa

Genus-specific Diagnostic Characters, Adult Stage
Mosquito generic character

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Fore- and mid- femora and tibiae with anterior patches of pale scales

Mosquito generic character

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Pulvilli large


Mosquito generic character

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Four to eight long mesepimeral setae

Mosquito generic character

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Pronotal lobes and scutellum with narrow scales


Mosquito generic character

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Crossvein rm at nearly same level as base of vein M3+4


Genus-specific Diagnostic Characters, Larval Stage
Mosquito generic character

Photo credit: Not yet available.

Mandible with robust teeth

Mosquito generic character

Photo credit: Not yet available.

Maxillary brushes with many strong pectinate hairs


Mosquito generic character

Photo credit: Not yet available.

Mouthparts modified for predation

Mosquito generic character

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Saddle complete, extending dorsally much further than ventrally


Mosquito generic character

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Siphon short posteroventral hair tufts and pecten along its entire length


Whole Larvae
Mosquito generic character

Lutzia (Met.) vorax

Photo credit: CDR G W Schultz, USN Ret


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