Mimomyia

Name-bearing Type

  • Theobald
  • 1903a:304
  • Type Species: Mimomyia splendens

Distribution

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Mimomyia occur in the Australasian, Oriental and Afrotropical Regions. Two species' range extends into the eastern Palaearctic (Ryukyu Archipelago). Most species of subgenus Ingramia are known only from Madagascar.

Phylogeny

Not yet available.

Bionomics

Not yet available.

Medical Importance

Not yet available.

Culicidae » Culicinae » Ficalbiini
habitus image

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Representative species shown here: Mimomyia luzonensis

Important References

  • Barraud, 1934 (southern Asia)
  • Edwards, 1941 (adults, Afrotropical Region)
  • Hopkins, 1952 (larvae, Afrotropical Region)
  • Belkin, 1962 (taxonomy [including Ficalbia], South Pacific)
  • Delfinado, 1966 (Philippines)
  • Tanaka, 1979 (Japan)
  • Grjebine, 1986 (Madagascar)
  • Lee et al., 1988c (Australasian Region)
  • Service, 1990 (Afrotropical Region)

Included Taxa

For more on taxa, see WRBU's Mosquito Catalog

Genus-specific Diagnostic Characters, Adult Stage
Mosquito generic character

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Erect head scales on vertex (V) and occiput (Occ) or only on occiput

Mosquito generic character

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Pulvilli (Pv) absent or indistinct


Mosquito generic character

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Acrostichal (AcS) and dorsocentral (DS) setae present

Mosquito generic character

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Alula (Al) bare or with broad decumbent scales dorsally


Mosquito generic character

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Anal vein (1A) ends beyond level of mediocubital crossvein (mcu)

Mosquito generic character

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Upper calypter (UC) with setae or slender, hair-like scales


Genus-specific Diagnostic Characters, Larval Stage
Mosquito generic character

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Distal part of antenna articulated

Mosquito generic character

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Meso- and metathoracic pleural groups(9-12-M, 9-12-T) often on prominent tubercles


Mosquito generic character

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Seta 12-I present

Mosquito generic character

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Ventral brush (VB) seta 4-X with four to six setal pairs


Mosquito generic character

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Siphon (S) usually sharply narrowed distally

Mosquito generic character

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Seta 1-S inserted beyond base


Mosquito generic character

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Pecten (Pt) absent or reduced to at most one to four spines


Whole Larvae

Not yet available


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