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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 91, No. 4, 1996, pp. 471-478
Bioline Code: oc96091
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 91, No. 4, 1996, pp. 471-478

 en The Type Specimens of Mosquitoes (Diptera, Culicidae) Deposited in the Entomological Collection of the Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Veronica Marchon-Silva; Ricardo Lourenco-de-Oliveira; Magaly Dolsan de Almeida; Adenildo da Silva-Vasconcelos & Jane Costa

Abstract

A list of type specimens of 100 mosquito species deposited in
the Entomological collection of the Instituto Oswaldo Cruz is
presented. It includes five holotypes belonging to the
subfamily Anophelinae; 56 holotypes of Culicinae and two of
Toxorhynchitinae. A lectotype is designated for
Toxorhynchites fluminensis. The holotypes of six
nominal species - Psorophora chiquitana, Psorophora
circunflava, Psorophora melanota, Psorophora lanei, Wyeomyia
brucei and Uranotaenia noctivaga - previously
considered non existent or of unknown location were found in
the collection.

Keywords
Diptera - Culicidae - Anophelinae - Culicinae - Toxorhynchitinae - mosquito type specimens

 
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