Sabethes

Name-bearing Type

  • Robineau-Desvoidy
  • 1827:297
  • Type Species: Sabethes locuples

Distribution

SpeciesMap

Sabethes species are found in Central as well as South America, although the single species of subgenus Davismyia occurs in South America.

Phylogeny

Not yet available.

Bionomics

Not yet available.

Medical Importance

Not yet available.

Culicidae » Culicinae » Sabethini
habitus image

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Representative species shown here: Sabethes tarsopus

Important References

  • For additional references, see WRBU's Mosquito Catalog
  • Lane, 1953 (see next reference for included species)
  • Zavortink, 1979 (genus as currently defined)
  • Clark-Gil & Darsie, 1983 (Guatemala)
  • Darsie, 1985 (keys, Argentina)

Included Taxa

Genus-specific Diagnostic Characters, Adult Stage
Mosquito generic character

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Abdomen truncate, with a shaggy appearance on the posterior segments

Mosquito generic character

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Fore- and midfemora always longer than the hind femora


Mosquito generic character

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Covered with distinctive multi-colored metallic scales

Mosquito generic character

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Hindtarsomeres longer than the sum of the hindfemora and hindtibiae combined


Mosquito generic character

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

"Paddles" of outstanding scales on some legs (subgenus Sabethes)

Mosquito generic character

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Prealar setae (PaS) absent


Mosquito generic character

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Mesopostnotum well-developed, giving the mosquito a "humped" appearance

Mosquito generic character

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Pleura densely covered with large scales and a few setae


Mosquito generic character

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Antepronota (Ap) large, nearly meeting dorsally

Mosquito generic character

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Scutum with setae restricted to the anterior margin and posterior to wing base


Mosquito generic character

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Scutum (Scu) with overlapping, broad, bright metallic colored scales


Genus-specific Diagnostic Characters, Larval Stage
Mosquito generic character

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Maxilla (Mx) with prominent apical tooth

Mosquito generic character

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Maxillary brush reduced and made up of individual fibers


Mosquito generic character

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Maxillary palpus (MPlp) and cardo fused with the body of the maxilla (MxBo)


Whole Larvae

Not yet available


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