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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 92, No. 3, 1997, pp. 365-372
Bioline Code: oc97068
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 92, No. 3, 1997, pp. 365-372

 en Description of the immature stages of Anopheles (Nyssorhynchus) rondoni (Neiva & Pinto) (Diptera: Culicidae)
Maria Anice Mureb Sallum & Richard C Wilkerson

Abstract

The larval and pupal stages of Anopheles (Nyssorhynchus) rondoni (Neiva and
Pinto) (Albimanus Section) are fully described and illustrated for the
first time. The larval stage is similar to An. (Nys.) strodei Root. It can
be recognized by the following combination of characters: clypeal index,
1.6-2.9; single, aciculate setae 2,3-C; seta 3-C 0.5-0.7 the length of 2-C;
setae 1,2-P rarely sharing a common tubercle; seta 1-P with narrow
leaflets. The pupal stage is distinguished from other Nyssorhynchus by
having setae 1-IV-VII and 5-V-VII branched. Only minor variation was found
in setal counts between specimens from Peixoto de Azevedo, State of Mato
Grosso and Bocaina, State of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Keywords
Anopheles (Nyssorhynchus) rondoni - larva - pupa - description - key characters

 
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