Orthopodomyia

Name-bearing Type

  • Theobald
  • 1904c:236 [pdf not available]
  • Type Species: Orthopodomyia albipes Leicester (in Theobald 1904c:237)

Distribution

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Most species of genus Orthopodomyia occur in the Neotropical and Oriental Regions, and each of the species groups is largely or entirely restricted to a single zoogeographic region. Two Neotropical species extend their ranges northward into the USA and Canada; several occur in Madagascar; two species are known from Cameroon (Afrotropical); Or. pulcripalpis, occurs in the Palaearctic Region; no species occur in Australia.

Phylogeny

Not yet available.

Bionomics

Not yet available.

Medical Importance

Not yet available.

Culicidae » Culicinae » Orthopodomyiini
habitus image

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Representative species shown here: Orthopodomyia albicosta

Important References

  • Barraud, 1934 (southern Asia)
  • Lane, 1953 (Neotropical Region)
  • Thurman, 1959 (Thailand)
  • Delfinado, 1966 (Philippines)
  • Zavortink, 1968, 1971 (world and Southeast Asia, respectively)
  • Belkin et al., 1970 (Jamaica)
  • Tanaka et al., 1979 (Japan)
  • Darsie & Ward, 1981 (keys, North America)
  • Lee et al., 1988c (Australasian Region)
  • Service, 1990 (Afrotropical Region)
  • Brunhes & Hervy, 1995 (Afrotropical Region)

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.

First tarsomere of the fore- and midlegs (Ta-I1, -II1) longer than combined tarsomeres 2-5 (Ta-I2-5,II2-5)

Mosquito generic character

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Fourth tarsomere of the fore- and midlegs shorter than tarsomere 5 (Ta-I4, -II4)


Mosquito generic character

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Strikingly marked, usually with stripes of white, silver or gold scales, some with distinct mottling

Mosquito generic character

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Postspiracular setae absent


Genus-specific Diagnostic Characters, Larval Stage
Mosquito generic character

Illustration credit: Not yet available.

Seta 1-A inserted on basal half of antenna

Mosquito generic character

Illustration credit: Not yet available.

Setae 4-7-C well-developed and multibranched


Mosquito generic character

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Abdominal segment VIII with a distinct dorsal plate (except alba)

Mosquito generic character

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Saddle usually complete


Mosquito generic character

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Ventral brush (seta 4-X) with 6 or more pairs of setae

Mosquito generic character

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Comb plate absent


Mosquito generic character

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Comb scales usually in two rows, the posterior row of scales usually markedly longer than in the anterior row

Mosquito generic character

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Siphon without setae or accessory setae except for a single pair of seta 1-S


Mosquito generic character

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Pecten (Pt) absent


Whole Larvae
Mosquito generic character

Orthopodomyia kummi

Photo credit: CDR G W Schultz, USN Ret


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