Psorophora

Name-bearing Type

  • Robineau-Desvoidy
  • 1827:412
  • Type Species: Culex ciliatus (Fabricius)

Distribution

SpeciesMap  SpeciesMap

Species of Psorophora are found in the tropics and warmer temperate regions of North and South America in areas where flood-water pools occur.

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: Psorophora ferox

Important References

  • Lane, 1953 (Neotropical Region)
  • Forattini, 1965a (Neotropical Region)
  • Cova-García et al., 1966 (Venezuela)
  • Belkin et al., 1970 (Jamaica)
  • Darsie & Ward, 1981 (keys, North America)
  • 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.

Abdomen apex pointed

Mosquito generic character

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Prespiracular setae (PsS) present


Mosquito generic character

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Postspiracular setae (PS) present

Mosquito generic character

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Mesopostnotum bare


Genus-specific Diagnostic Characters, Larval Stage
Mosquito generic character

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Comb scales in a single row

Mosquito generic character

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Comb scales usually on a sclerotized plate


Mosquito generic character

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Saddle complete

Mosquito generic character

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Siphon much expanded toward base


Mosquito generic character

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Ventral brush (VB) (seta 4-X) well developed extending to end of segment X


Whole Larvae
Mosquito generic character

Psorophora columbiae

Photo credit: CDR G W Schultz, USN Ret


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