Anopheles mediopunctatus (Lutz, 1903)

NEOTROPICAL REGION

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Etymology: spotted in the middle (L); wing

Type locality: Santos, São Paulo State, Brazil

Type depository: Natural History Museum, London, England, United Kingdom (NHMUK)

 

TAXONOMIC KEYS

Causey et al. 1946 (NE Brazil & Amazonas)

Deane, L.M. et al. 1946 (NE Brazil & Amazonas)

Deane, M.P. et al. 1946 (NE Brazil & Amazonas)

Sallum, et al. 2020

 

Exemplar DNA sequences

All Anopheles mediopunctatus DNA sequences

Associated Pathogens

 

DISTRIBUTION NOTES

Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago

 

IMPORTANT REFERENCES

Lutz 1903 In Theobald 1903: 60–62 (M*, F*; Cycloleppteron)

Shannon 1933 (F*)

Komp 1942: 60 (F*), 106 (P*, L*), 147 (M*)

Causey et al. 1944: 5 (E*)

Leví-Castillo 1945: 79 (M*, F*, P*, L*, E*)

Cova García 1946: Fig. 1 (E*), 51 (L*), 101 (F*), 136 (M*)

Deane, L.M. et al. 1946 (F*; key, bionomics; NE Brazil & Amazonas)

Causey et al. 1946 (M*; key; NE Brazil & Amazonas)

Deane, M.P. et al. 1946 (L*; key, bionomics; NE Brazil & Amazonas)

Wilkerson 1988 (taxonomy)

Calderón et al. 1995 (distribution; Peru)

Sallum et al. 1999: 282 (M*, F*, P*, L*; authorship change, taxonomy)

Sallum & Flores 2004 (E*)

 

CURRENT SYNONYMS

syn. rockefelleri Peryassú

1923b: 68 (F*; Cyclolepidopteron). Type locality: vicinity of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (NHMUK). References: Belkin et al. 1971: 3 (Type locality information); Townsend 1990: 128 (type information).

syn. limai da Fonseca & da Silva Ramos

1940 (1939): 384 (M*). Type locality: São Vicente, São Paulo, Brazil (FH). References: Belkin et al. 1971: 3 (taxonomy).

syn. costalimai Coutinho

1944 (1943): 425 (M*, F*, P*, L*). References: Lane 1951: 333 (synonymy).

 

CURRENT SUBSPECIES

None

 

CITED REFERENCES

Belkin, J.N., Schick, R.X., & Heinemann, S.J. (1971). Mosquito studies (Diptera, Culicidae). XXV. Mosquitoes originally described from Brazil. Contributions of the American Entomological Institute, 7(5), 1–64.

Calderón Falero, G., Fernández, R., & Valle, J. (1995). Especiés de la fauna anofelina, su distribución y algunas consideraciones sobre su abundancia e infectividad en el Perú. Revista Peruana de epidmiología, 8(1), 5–23.

Causey, O.R., Deane, L.M., & Deane, M.P. (1944). An illustrated key to the eggs of thirty species of Brazilian anophelines, with several new descriptions. American Journal of Hygiene, 39(1), 1–7.

Causey, O.R., Deane, L.M., & Deane, M.P. (1946). II. An illustrated key by male genitalic characteristics for the identification of thirty-four species of Anophelini from the northeast and Amazon regions of Brazil, with a note on dissection technique. American Journal of Hygiene Monograph Series, 18, 21–31.

Coutinho, J.O. (1944). Anopheles (Shannoniezia) costalimai Fonseca e Ramos, 1940, novo nome e a redescrição da espécie (Diptera-Culicidae). Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, 39(for 1943)(3), 425–434.

Cova García, P. (1946). Notas sôbre los anofelinos de Venezuela y su identificacion. (CSP12/C1). Editorial Grafolit.

da Fonseca, F., & da Silva Ramos, A. (1940a). Novo subgenero e novas especies de anofelinas neotropicas (Diptera. Culicidae). Memórias do Instituto Butantan, 13(for 1939), 383–387.

Deane, L.M., Causey, O.R., & Deane, M.P. (1946). I. An illustrated key by adult female characteristics for the identification of thirty-five species of Anophelini, with notes on the malaria vectors (Diptera, Culicidae). In Studies on Brazilian anophelines from the northeast and Amazon regions (pp. 1–18). Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Deane, M.P., Causey, O.R., & Deane, L.M. (1946). III. An illustrated key by larval characteristics for the identification of thirty-two species of Anophelini, with descriptions of two larvae. In Studies on Brazilian anophelines from the northeast and Amazon regions (pp. 33–50). Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Komp, W.H.W. (1942). The anopheline mosquitoes of the Caribbean Region. National Institute of Health Bulletin, 179. Washington, DC: US Government Printing Office.

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

Leví-Castillo, R. (1945). Los anofelinos de la República del Ecuador. Tomo primero. Guayaquil, Ecuador: Artes Graficas Senefelder.

Peryassú, A.G. (1923b). Uma nova especie de anophelineo do genero Cyclolepidopteron. A folha médica Rio de Janeiro, 4, 68–69.

Sallum, M.A.M., & Flores, D.C. (2004). Ultrastructure of the eggs of two species of Anopheles (Anopheles) Meigen (Diptera: Culicidae). Revista Brasileira de entomología, 48(2), 185–192.

Sallum, M.A.M., Wilkerson, R.C., & Forattini, O.P. (1999). Taxonomic study of species formerly identified as Anopheles mediopunctatus and resurrection of An. costai (Diptera: Culicidae). Journal of Medical Entomology, 36(3), 282–300.

Sallum, M.A.M., Obando, R.G., Carrejo, N. et al. Identification key to the Anopheles mosquitoes of South America (Diptera: Culicidae). III. Male genitalia. Parasites Vectors 13542 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13071-020-04300-1 

Shannon, R.C. (1933b). Anophelines of the Amazon Valley. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 35(7), 117–143.

Theobald, F.V. (1903a). A monograph of the Culicidae of the World (Vol. 3). London, England: British Museum (Natural History).

Townsend, B.C. (1990). Culicidae. In B.C. Townsend, J. E. Chainey, R.W. Crosskey, A.C. Pont, R.P. Lane, J.P.T. Boorman, & C.A. Crouch (Eds.), A catalogue of the types of bloodsucking flies in the British Museum (Natural History) (pp. 35–152). London, England: British Museum (Natural History).

Wilkerson, R.C. (1988). Notes and redescriptions of some Anopheles (Series Arribalzagia) holotypes (Diptera, Culicidae) in the British Museum Natural History, UK. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 90(4), 411–421.

 

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