Mansonia

Name-bearing Type

  • Blanchard
  • 1901:1046 [pdf not available]
  • Type Species: Mansonia titillans (Walker)

Distribution

SpeciesMap

Mansonia, with nearly worldwide distribution, occur in the New World (subgenus Mansonia) as well as the Old World (subgenus Mansonioides). While the majority of species are tropical, several can be found in the colder regions.

Phylogeny

Not yet available.

Bionomics

Not yet available.

Medical Importance

Not yet available.

Culicidae » Culicinae » Mansoniini
habitus image

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Representative species shown here: Mansonia dives

Important References

  • Lane, 1953 (Neotropical Region [including subgenus Rhynchotaenia of Coquillettidia)
  • Belkin, 1962 (taxonomy [including Coquillettidia], South Pacific)
  • Ronderos & Bachmann, 1963 (Neotropical Region)
  • Forattini, 1965b (Neotropical Region)
  • Cova-García et al., 1966 (Venezuela)
  • Delfinado, 1966 (Philippines)
  • Belkin et al., 1970 (Jamaica)
  • Tanaka et al., 1979 (Japan)
  • Darsie, 1985 (keys, Argentina)
  • Lee et al., 1988b (Australasian Region)
  • Service, 1990 (Afrotropical Region)
  • Rattanarithikul & Panthusiri, 1994 (keys, medically important species, Thailand)

Included Taxa

Genus-specific Diagnostic Characters, Adult Stage
Mosquito generic character

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Abdomen apex blunt in females

Mosquito generic character

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Abdominal tergum VIII distinctly modified with short, robust hook-like setae


Mosquito generic character

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Tergum IX poorly developed and lightly sclerotized

Mosquito generic character

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Cerci well-developed, curved upward


Mosquito generic character

Photo credit: Not yet available.

Two large spermathecae, the third absent or very small

Mosquito generic character

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Clypeus bare, nearly as broad as long


Mosquito generic character

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Femora and tibiae dark, speckled with pale scales

Mosquito generic character

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Pulvilli (Pv) absent


Mosquito generic character

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Tarsal claws (U-I-III) simple

Mosquito generic character

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Postspiracular setae (PS) present


Mosquito generic character

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Wing scales broad and asymetrical, dark and pale intermixed


Genus-specific Diagnostic Characters, Larval Stage
Mosquito generic character

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Antenna about as long as the width of the head

Mosquito generic character

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Siphon (S) distinctively modified for piercing plant tissues


Mosquito generic character

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Anal segment with multiple sharply pointed setae


Whole Larvae
Mosquito generic character

Mansonia dyari

Photo credit: CDR G W Schultz, USN Ret


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