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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 104, No. 6, 2009, pp. 823-850
Bioline Code: oc09179
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 104, No. 6, 2009, pp. 823-850

 en The Anopheles albitarsis complex with the recognition of Anopheles oryzalimnetes check for this species in other resources Wilkerson and Motoki, n. sp. and Anopheles janconnae check for this species in other resources Wilkerson and Sallum, n. sp. (Diptera: Culicidae)
Motoki, Maysa Tiemi; Wilkerson, Richard C & Sallum, Maria Anice Mureb

Abstract

The Anopheles (Nyssorhynchus) albitarsis complex includes six species: An. albitarsis, Anopheles oryzalimnetes check for this species in other resources Wilkerson and Motoki, n. sp., Anopheles marajoara check for this species in other resources , Anopheles deaneorum check for this species in other resources , Anopheles janconnae check for this species in other resources Wilkerson and Sallum, n. sp. and An. albitarsis F. Except for An. deaneorum, species of the complex are indistinguishable when only using morphology. The problematic distinction among species of the complex has made study of malaria transmission and ecology of An. albitarsis s.l. difficult. Consequently, involvement of species of the An. albitarsis complex in human Plasmodium check for this species in other resources transmission is not clear throughout its distribution range. With the aim of clarifying the taxonomy of the above species, with the exception of An. albitarsis F, we present comparative morphological and morphometric analyses, morphological redescriptions of three species and description of two new species using individuals from populations in Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina and Venezuela. The study included characters from adult females, males, fourth-instar larvae, pupae and male genitalia of An. albitarsis, An. marajoara, An. deaneorum and An. oryzalimnetes n. sp. For An. janconnae n. sp. only characters of the female, male and male genitalia were analyzed. Fourth-instar larvae, pupae and male genitalia characteristics of all five species are illustrated. Bionomics and distribution data are given based on published literature records.

Keywords
systematics - Nyssorhynchus - Anopheles albitarsis complex - new species - multivariate analysis

 
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