Culex conservator Dyar & Knab, 1906

NEOTROPICAL REGION

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Etymology: not stated [keeper, defender, savior (L)]

Type locality: Saint Joseph, Trinidad [Trinidad & Tobago, Lesser Antilles]

Type depository: U.S. National Museum, Washington, D.C., United States (USNM)

TAXONOMIC KEYS

Berlin & Belkin 1980

 

WRBU LUCID KEYS

 

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WRBU - Genera - Global - Adult

 

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WRBU - Genera - Global - Larva

 

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WRBU - Genera - Nearctic - Adult

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WRBU - Genera - Nearctic - Larva

 

DISTRIBUTION NOTES

Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Lesser Antilles (Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago), Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Suriname, United States (continental), Venezuela.

 

IMPORTANT REFERENCES

Dyar & Knab 1906d: 221 (L*)

Dyar 1928: 345 (M*, F, L*)

Lane 1953: 391 (M*, F, L*)

Stone & Knight 1957a: 46 (lectotype designation)

Belkin, Schick, & Heinemann 1965 (type locality Information)

Heinemann & Belkin 1977b: 415, 427, 442 (distr.; Belize, Guatemala, Honduras)

Heinemann & Belkin 1977c: 528 (distribution; Costa Rica)

Berlin & Belkin 1980: 35 (M*, F*, P*, L*; keys, taxonomy, bionomics, distribution) 

Pecor et al. 2000 (taxonomy, bionomics, distribution; Peru)

 

CURRENT SYNONYMS

syn. divisior Dyar & Knab

1906d: 222 (L*). Type locality: Trinidad [Trinidad & Tobago, Lesser Antilles] (USNM). References: Lane 1951: 334 (synonymy); Stone & Knight 1957a: 47 (lectotype designation); Belkin, Schick, & Heinemann 1965: 70 (type locality information).

syn. bifoliata Dyar

1922d: 94 (M). Type locality: Miraflores, Canal Zone, Panama (USNM). References: Dyar 1928: 345 (synonymy); Stone & Knight 1957a: 44 (lectotype designation); Belkin, Schick, & Heinemann 1965: 56 (type locality information).

syn. paganus Evans

1923b: 104 (M*, F). Type locality: Aragua, Venezuela (NHMUK). References: Lane & Whitman 1943: 397 (from synonymy with conservator); Lane 1953: 394 (M*, F); Belkin 1968b: 18 (lectotype designation); Berlin & Belkin 1980 (synonymy).

syn. surukumensis Anduze

1941b: 833 (M*). Type locality: Rio Surukum, Bolivar, Venezuela (DPFA). References: Rozeboom & Komp 1950a: 96 (synonomy); Belkin, Schick, & Heinemann 1965: 75 (type locality Information).

 

CURRENT SUBSPECIES

None

 

CITED REFERENCES

Anduze, P.J. (1941b). Primer informe ô entomologica médica del estado Bolivar (Venezuela). Vol. 1. La fauna culicidiana. Descripción de tres especies nuevas. Revista Venezolana de sanidad y asistencia social, 6, 812–839.

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., Schick, R.X., & Heinemann, S.J. (1965a). Mosquito studies (Diptera: Culicidae). V. Mosquitoes originally described from Middle America. Contributions of the American Entomological Institute, 1(5), 1–95.

Berlin, O.G.W., & Belkin, J.N. (1980). Mosquito studies (Diptera, Culicidae). 36. Subgenera Aedinus, Tinolestes and Anoedioporpa of Culex. Contributions of the American Entomological Institute, 17(2), 1–104.

Dyar, H.G. (1922d). Mosquito notes (Diptera, Culicidae). Insecutor Inscitiae Menstruus, 10(4–6), 92–99.

Dyar, H.G. (1928). The mosquitoes of the Americas. Washington, DC: Carnegie Institution for Science.

Dyar, H.G., & Knab, F. (1906d). The larvae of Culicidae classified as independent organisms. Journal of the New York Entomological Society, 14(4), 169–230.

Evans, A.M. (1923b). Notes on Culicidae in Venezuela, with descriptions of new species. Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology, 17(1), 101–111.

Heinemann, S.J., & Belkin, J.N. (1977b). Collection records of the project Mosquitoes of Middle America. 8. Central America: Belize (BH), Guatemala (GUA), El Salvador (SAL), Honduras (HON), Nicaragua (Nl, NIC). Mosquito Systematics, 9(4), 403–454.

Heinemann, S.J., & Belkin, J.N. (1977c). Collection records of the project Mosquitoes of Middle America. 9. Mexico (MEX, MF, MT, MX). Mosquito Systematics, 9(4), 483–535.

Lane, J. (1951). Synonymy of Neotropical Culicidae (Diptera). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 53(6), 333–336.

Lane, J. (1953). Neotropical Culicidae (Vols. I–II). São Paulo, Brazil: University of São Paulo.

Lane, J., & Whitman, L. (1943). Novas espécies de Culex do Brasil (Diptera, Culicidae). Revista de entomología, 14(3), 389–408.

Pecor, J.E., Jones, J., Turell, M.J., Fernandez, R., Carbajal, F., O’Guinn, M., Sardalis, M., Watts, D., Zyzak, M., Calampa, C., Klein, T.A. (2000). Annotated checklist of the mosquito species encountered during arboviral studies in Iquitos, Peru (Diptera: Culicidae). Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association, 16(3), 210–218.

Rozeboom, L.E., & Komp, W.H.W. (1950a). A review of the species of Culex of the subgenus Melanoconion (Diptera, Culicidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 43(1), 75–114.

Stone, A., & Knight, K.L. (1957a). Type specimens of mosquitoes in the United States National Museum. IV. The genus Culex (Diptera, Culicidae). Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences, 47(2), 42–59.

 

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