Topomyia

Name-bearing Type

  • Leicester
  • 1908:238 [pdf not available]
  • Type Species: Topomyia minor

Distribution

SpeciesMap

Although Topomyia primarily occurs in the Oriental Region, its range extends into the southern Palaearctic (Ryukyu Archipelago) and the Australasian Region (Sulawesi and New Guinea).

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: Topomyia aenea

Important References

  • Thurman, 1959 (Thailand)
  • Tanaka et al., 1979 (Japan)
  • Lee et al., 1988c (Australasian Region)
  • Harbach et al., 2007 (morphology)

Included Taxa

For more on taxa, see WRBU's Mosquito Catalog

Genus-specific Diagnostic Characters, Adult Stage
Mosquito generic character

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Abdominal terga usually with pale metallic markings

Mosquito generic character

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Proboscis unmodified, not swollen toward tip


Mosquito generic character

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Scutum (Scu) with median narrow stripe of broad white, silvery or brown scales

Mosquito generic character

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Upper calypter (UC) bare


Mosquito generic character

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Anal vein (1A) turns abruptly and ends at level of base of mediocubital crossvein (mcu)


Genus-specific Diagnostic Characters, Larval Stage
Mosquito generic character

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Maxillary palpus (MPlp) articulated, attached to the maxillary body (MxBo)

Mosquito generic character

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Occipital foramen (OF) slit-like


Mosquito generic character

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Metathorax without a prominent spine

Mosquito generic character

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Seta 13-T not inserted on scherotized area with 9-12-T


Mosquito generic character

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Seta 13-P absent

Mosquito generic character

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Seta 4-X with a single pair of branched setae


Mosquito generic character

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Pecten present

Mosquito generic character

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Siphonal setae present but not numerous or highly branched


Whole Larvae

Not yet available


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