Culex amazonensis Lutz, 1905

NEOTROPICAL REGION

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Subgenus

 

Etymology: Amazon

Type locality: Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil

Type depository: Unknown

TAXONOMIC KEYS

None

WRBU LUCID KEYS

 

adult mosquito key icon

WRBU - Genera - Global - Adult

 

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WRBU - Genera - Global - Larva

 

DISTRIBUTION NOTES

Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Lesser Antilles (includes Trinidad and Tobago), Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Venezuela.

 

IMPORTANT REFERENCES

Lutz 1905: 103 (M, F, Aedinus)

Dyar 1923e: 189 (synonymy)

Dyar 1923e: 190 (synonymy)

Belkin 1968b: 15 (type information)

Belkin et al. 1971: 27 (type locality information)

 

CURRENT SYNONYMS

syn. tapena Dyar

1919e: 150 (M). Type locality: Paramaribo, Suriname (USNM). References: Dyar 1923e: 189 (synonymy).

syn. paraplesia Dyar

1922g: 192 (M*). Type locality: Puerto Nino, Columbia (USNM). References: Dyar 1923e: 189 (synonymy).

syn. hildebrandi Evans

1923c: 377 (M*). Type locality: Itacoatiara, Amazonas, Brazil (NHMUK). References: Dyar 1923e: 190 (synonymy); Belkin 1968b: 15 (type information); Belkin et al. 1971 (type locality information).

 

CURRENT SUBSPECIES

None

 

CITED REFERENCES

Belkin, J.N. (1968b). Mosquito studies (Diptera, Culicidae). IX. The type specimens of New World mosquitoes in European museums. Contributions of the American Entomological Institute, 3(4), 1–69.

Belkin, J.N., & Heinemann, S.J. (1971). Aedes vexans in Guatemala. Mosquito Systematics Newsletter, 3(2), 27.

Dyar, H.G. (1923e). On some of the American subgenera of Culex (Diptera, Culicidae). Insecutor Inscitiae Menstruus, 11(10–12), 187–190.

Lutz, A. (1905). Novas espécies de mosquitos do Brasil. Imprensa Médica (São Paulo), 3, 26–29, 65–69, 81–83, 101–104, 125–128, 169–172, 202–203, 269–271, 287, 290, 311–314, 347–350.

 

CITE THIS PAGE

Walter Reed Biosystematics Unit (Year). Culex amazonensis species page. Walter Reed Biosystematics Unit Website, http://wrbu.si.edu/mosquitoes/vectorspecies/cx_amazonensis, accessed on [date (e.g. 03 February 2020) when you last viewed the site].