Accession Number : ADA512558


Title :   Recognition of Culex Bidens Dyar and Culex Interfor Dyar (Diptera: Culicidae) as Separate Species


Descriptive Note : Journal article


Corporate Author : ARMY MEDICAL COMPONENT AFRIMS APO SAN FRANCISCO 96346


Personal Author(s) : Harbach, Ralph E ; Jakob, W L ; Peyton, E L


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a512558.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1986


Pagination or Media Count : 7


Abstract : Culex (Culex) interfor Dyar is resurrected from synonymy with Culex (Culex) bidens Dyar. The male genitalia of these species are described and distinguished. Bram (1967) synonymized Culex (Culex) interfor Dyar, 1928, with Cx. (Cux.) bidens Dyar, 1922, on the basis of similarity in the male genitalia. The lectotype was the only male of interfor available to Bram, and he apparently could not distinguish it from the lectotype of bidens (cf. Fig. 1, A and B). Without additional material, it may have been impossible for Bram to properly assess the status of interfor.


Descriptors :   *CULEX , MALES , CULICIDAE , REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM , RECOGNITION , ARGENTINA


Subject Categories : Biology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE