Haemagogus

Name-bearing Type

  • Williston
  • 1896:271
  • Type Species: Haemagogus splendens Williston, 1896. [Lutz (1904) introduced subfamily Haemagoginae for this genus.]

Distribution

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Most abundant in the forests in the central region of South America, species of Haemagogus are found throughout Argentina into Central America and as far as the southern tip of Texas in North America.

Phylogeny

Not yet available.

Bionomics

Not yet available.

Medical Importance

Not yet available.

Culicidae » Culicinae » Aedini
habitus image

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Representative species shown here: Haemagogus janthinomys

Important References

  • Lane, 1953 (Neotropical Region)
  • Forattini, 1965b (Neotropical Region)
  • Cova-García et al., 1966 (Venezuela)
  • Belkin et al., 1970 (Jamaica)
  • Arnell, 1973 (generic revision)
  • Clark-Gil & Darsie, 1983 (Guatemala)
  • Darsie, 1985 (keys, Argentina)
  • Reinert et al., 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009 (phylogeny)

Included Taxa

Genus-specific Diagnostic Characters, Adult Stage
Mosquito generic character

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Head, thorax and abdomen covered with broad, distinct, reflective metallic scales

Mosquito generic character

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Hindcoxa larger than midcoxa, slightly below or level with upper border of mesomeron


Mosquito generic character

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Antepronota (Ap) large, closely approximated dorsally

Mosquito generic character

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Prespiracular setae (PsS) absent


Mosquito generic character

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Pleuron with a broad vertical band of silver scales or with three arcs of silver scaled bands

Mosquito generic character

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Acrostichal (AcS), dorsocentral (DS), and prescutellar setae (PrsS) mostly absent


Mosquito generic character

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Wing entirely dark


Genus-specific Diagnostic Characters, Larval Stage
Mosquito generic character

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Head pale brownish with a darker collar

Mosquito generic character

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Setae 5-7-P on small isolated tubercles


Mosquito generic character

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Seta 12-I present and/or seta 7-III-V distinctly longer than corresponding seta 9-III-V

Mosquito generic character

Photo credit: Not yet available.

Seta 3-VII well-developed and usually single


Mosquito generic character

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Seta 5-VIII inserted well below dorsal margin of segment X

Mosquito generic character

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Saddle (Sa) extends around about half of anal segment


Mosquito generic character

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Ventral brush (VB) (seta 4-X) made up of five or six pairs of setae

Mosquito generic character

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A single pair of seta 1-S inserted beyond pecten (Pt)


Mosquito generic character

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Comb scales (C) and pecten spines (Pt) present


Whole Larvae
Mosquito generic character

Haemagogus (Hae.) equinus

Photo credit: CDR G W Schultz, USN Ret


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