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1 April 2012 Subgeneric Position of Aedes dufouri Hamon with Notes on the Subgenus Levua Stone and Bohart (Diptera: Culicidae)
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Aedes dufouri Hamon, heretofore placed in the subgenus Levua Stone and Bohart, is transferred back to the subgenus Ochlerotatus Lynch Arribalzaga, where it is placed in a new monotypic lineage, the dufouri group, based on a morphological assessment of characters of specimens, including the type species, Aedes (Levua) suvae Stone and Bohart, 1944, from Suva, Fiji. Aedes fryeri (Theobald) was previously removed from the subgenus Levua (Huang et al. 2010). Thus, no members of the subgenus Levua (genus Aedes Meigen) are now known to occur in the Afrotropical Region. The female and the male genitalia of Ae. dufouri are redescribed and illustrated, and the dufouri group is diagnosed. Some morphological characters of adult males and females, as well as larvae, of the subgenera Ochlerotatus and Levua (genus Aedes Meigen) are tabulated.

Yiau-Min Huang, Wayne N. Mathis, and Richard C. Wilkerson "Subgeneric Position of Aedes dufouri Hamon with Notes on the Subgenus Levua Stone and Bohart (Diptera: Culicidae)," Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 114(2), 194-204, (1 April 2012). https://doi.org/10.4289/0013-8797.114.2.194
Published: 1 April 2012
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