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13 May 2021 Culex (Culex) longitubus, A New Species of the Mimeticus Subgroup (Diptera: Culicidae) From Bhutan
Pradya Somboon, Thanari Phanitchakun, Jassada Saingamsook, Rinzin Namgay, Ralph E. Harbach
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Culex longitubus Somboon, Namgay & Harbach is described as a new species of the Mimeticus Subgroup of the subgenus Culex. The larva is most similar to the larva of Cx. tianpingensis Chen from China, but is distinguished by the length of the siphon and the anal papillae, the form of the comb scales and pecten spines, and the development of setae 7-P, 13-T, 1-X, and 4-X. The adults have wing markings and male genitalia similar to those of species of the Mimeticus Complex. Phylogenetic analysis of COI sequences revealed that the new species is closely related to Cx. murrelli Lien of the Mimulus Complex. The immature stages of the new species were found in stagnant pools and marshes at high altitudes in several districts of Bhutan.

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Pradya Somboon, Thanari Phanitchakun, Jassada Saingamsook, Rinzin Namgay, and Ralph E. Harbach "Culex (Culex) longitubus, A New Species of the Mimeticus Subgroup (Diptera: Culicidae) From Bhutan," Journal of Medical Entomology 58(6), 2196-2205, (13 May 2021). https://doi.org/10.1093/jme/tjab080
Received: 18 February 2021; Accepted: 5 April 2021; Published: 13 May 2021
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COI
morphology
mosquito
phylogenetic relationships
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