Armigeres

Name-bearing Type

  • Theobald
  • 1901b:235
  • Type Species: Culex obturbans (Walker)

Distribution

SpeciesMap

Species of subgenus Armigeres occur in both the Oriental and Australasian Regions while species of subgenus Leicesteria are only found in the Oriental Region.

Phylogeny

Not yet available.

Bionomics

Not yet available.

Medical Importance

Not yet available.

Culicidae » Culicinae » Anophelinae
habitus image

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Representative species shown here: Armigeres (Arm.) subalbatus

Important References

  • Barraud, 1934 (southern Asia)
  • Thurman, 1959 (Thailand)
  • Macdonald, 1960 (subgenus Leicesteria)
  • Belkin, 1962 (taxonomy, South Pacific)
  • Steffan, 1968 (Papuan Subregion of Australasian Region)
  • Tanaka et al., 1979 (Japan)
  • Lu & Li, 1982 (China)
  • Lee et al., 1988a (Australasian Region)
  • Darsie & Pradhan, 1990 (Nepal)
  • Lu Baolin et al. 1997b (China)
  • Reinert et al., 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009 (phylogeny)

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.

Eyes separated ventrally by two long rows of scales

Mosquito generic character

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Proboscis (P) laterally compressed and slightly down-turned at tip

Mosquito generic character

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Head scales primarily broad and flat dorsally

Mosquito generic character

Photo credit: Not yet available.

Male palpus about as long as proboscis, three segmented with the last two nearly bare, long, slender and upturned

Mosquito generic character

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

A small mesomeron with base (Msm) approximately even with base of hindcoxa (C-III)

Mosquito generic character

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Postspiracular setae (PS) present or absent, scales present

Mosquito generic character

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Prespiracular setae absent

Mosquito generic character

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Acrostichal and dorsocentral setae absent

Mosquito generic character

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Wing alula (Al) and upper calypter (UC) with marginal hair-like scales

Genus-specific Diagnostic Characters, Larval Stage
Mosquito generic character

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Pecten (Pt) absent


Whole Larvae

Not yet available


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