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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 96, No. 7, 2001, pp. 927-943
Bioline Code: oc01182
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 96, No. 7, 2001, pp. 927-943

 en Description of Immature Stages of Culex ocossa check for this species in other resources Dyar & Knab, Culex delpontei check for this species in other resources Duret and Culex pereyrai check for this species in other resources Duret of the Melanoconion check for this species in other resources Subgenus (Diptera: Culicidae)
Maria Anice Mureb Sallum; Keilla Miki Kobayashi & Oswaldo Paulo Forattini

Abstract

The larva and pupa of Culex check for this species in other resources ( Melanoconion check for this species in other resources ) ocossa Dyar & Knab are redescribed and those of Culex (Melanoconion) delpontei Duret and Culex (Melanoconion) pereyrai Duret are described from specimens collected in the states of São Paulo and Paraná, Brazil. The pupa of Cx. ocossa differs from those of the other two species in having seta 5-IV-VI dark with strongly aciculated branches, and caudolateral angle of segment VIII produced into sharp point, and seta 1-P present; Cx. delpontei can be distinguished from Cx. pereyrai in possessing paddle lightly tanned, trumpet flared, and wing and leg cases lightly tanned, without pattern of dark spots; Cx. pereyrai can be recognized by having wing case with pattern of dark, discontinuously pigmented, longitudinal lines, and trumpet cylindrical, not flared. The larvae of the three species share the presence of seta 2-C placed medially to seta 1-C.

Keywords
systematics, Culicidae, Culex, Melanoconion, immatures

 
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