Uranotaenia

Name-bearing Type

  • Lynch Arribalzaga
  • (Neveu-Lemaire 1902c:227) [pdf not available]
  • Type Species: Uranotaenia pulcherrima

Distribution

SpeciesMap

Most species of Uranotaenia occur in the Afrotropical and Oriental Regions, but several occur in Australia, one in Europe and the Middle East, two extend from the Neotropical Region into the southern USA, and one occurs in the West Indies and from Mexico to Canada. No species are known from New Zealand, New Caledonia or small oceanic islands.

Phylogeny

Not yet available.

Bionomics

Not yet available.

Medical Importance

Not yet available.

Culicidae » Culicinae » Uranotaeniini
habitus image

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Representative species shown here: Uranotaenia sapphirina

Important References

  • Barraud, 1934 (southern Asia)
  • Edwards, 1941 (adults, Afrotropical Region)
  • Hopkins, 1952 (larvae, Afrotropical Region)
  • Lane, 1953 (Neotropical Region)
  • Galindo et al., 1954 (Panama)
  • Belkin, 1962 (taxonomy, South Pacific)
  • Delfinado, 1966 (Philippines)
  • Belkin et al., 1970 (Jamaica)
  • Peyton, 1977 (subgenus Pseudoficalbia, Southeast Asia)
  • Tanaka et al., 1979 (Japan)
  • Clark-Gil & Darsie, 1983 (Guatemala)
  • Darsie, 1985 (keys, Argentina)
  • Lee et al., 1989c (Australasian Region)
  • Darsie & Pradhan, 1990 (Nepal)
  • Service, 1990 (Afrotropical Region)
  • da Cunha Ramos, 1993 (Afrotropical Region)

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.

Cell R2 always shorter than vein R2+3

Mosquito generic character

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Anal vein (1A) sharply curved downward, ending before base of mediocubital crossvein (mcu)


Mosquito generic character

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Wing membrane microtrichiae small, not visible using ordinary magnification


Genus-specific Diagnostic Characters, Larval Stage
Mosquito generic character

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Hypostomal suture (HyS) absent

Mosquito generic character

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Seta 1-C on a distinct prominance of anterior margin of the head


Mosquito generic character

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Seta 14-C at the anterior margin of the lateralia (Lat)

Mosquito generic character

Photo credit: Not yet available.

Setae 4-7-C well-developed and multibranched


Mosquito generic character

Photo credit: Not yet available.

Seta 1-A inserted on basal half of antenna

Mosquito generic character

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Siphonal hairs (1-S) inserted far from base


Mosquito generic character

Photo credit: Not yet available.

Pecten with few to many spines

Mosquito generic character

Photo credit: Not yet available.

Single row of posterior comb scales present on comb plate


Whole Larvae
Mosquito generic character

Uranotaenia sapphirina

Photo credit: CDR G W Schultz, USN Ret


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