Verrallina

Name-bearing Type

  • Theobald
  • 1903a:295
  • Type Species: Aedes butleri (Theobald (Blanchard 1905:417))

Distribution

SpeciesMap

Primarily occurring in the Oriental Region, species of Verrallina are found in Japan (Kyushu), the Caroline Islands, New Guinea, the southern Pacific islands and northeastern Australia.

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: Verrallina carmenti

Important References

  • Belkin, 1962 (as subgenus of Aedes, South Pacific)
  • Reinert, 1974 (as subgenus of Aedes, taxonomy)
  • Reinert, 1984 (as subgenus of Aedes, review)
  • Reinert, 1999c (taxonomy)
  • Reinert et al, 2004, 2009 (phylogeny)
  • Rattanarithikul et al., 2010 (Thailand, keys, bionomics)

Included Taxa

For more on taxa, see WRBU's Mosquito Catalog

  • Subgenus HARBACHIUS Reinert, 1999
  • Subgenus NEOMACLEAYA Theobald, 1907
  • Subgenus VERRALLINA Theobald, 1903
  • Nomen dubium
Genus-specific Diagnostic Characters, Adult Stage
Mosquito generic character

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All decumbent scales of vertex broad

Mosquito generic character

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All tarsi dark-scaled


Mosquito generic character

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Postpronotum bare or with all curved and narrow scales

Mosquito generic character

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Postspiracular setae present


Mosquito generic character

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Alula with fairly broad marginal scales

Mosquito generic character

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Mesopostnotum usually bare


Mosquito generic character

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Acrostichal setae sparse to numerous

Mosquito generic character

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All scutal and scutellar scales curved and narrow


Mosquito generic character

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Scutum dorsocentral area with setae

Mosquito generic character

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Paratergite without scales or setae


Mosquito generic character

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Prespiracular area bare


Genus-specific Diagnostic Characters, Larval Stage
Mosquito generic character

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Antenna with numerous spicules

Mosquito generic character

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Characteristic position and form of setae 4-7-C; e.g., 4-C short and multibranched, 5-7-C stout and about the same length


Mosquito generic character

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Seta 11-C short and multibranched

Mosquito generic character

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Seta 8-P long and thickened


Mosquito generic character

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Seta 7-I long, 1-3 branched

Mosquito generic character

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Seta 7-II short, branched


Mosquito generic character

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Pecten with 6-20 spines, distal-most 5 more widely spaced

Mosquito generic character

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Saddle incomplete


Mosquito generic character

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Seta 4-X usually with 10 setae on a grid and 2-3 precratal setae


Whole Larvae
Mosquito generic character

Verrallina carmenti

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