Anopheles (Nyssorhynchus) lanei e Culex (Culex) dolosus (Diptera: Culicidae): duas espécies que ocorrem na região de Campos do Jordão, Serra da Mantiqueira, São Paulo, Brasil
Senise LV. Anopheles (Nyssorhynchus) lanei e Culex (Culex) dolosus (Diptera: Culicidae): duas espécies que ocorrem na região de Campos do Jordão, Serra da Mantiqueira, São Paulo, Brasil / Anopheles (Nyssorhynchus) lanei and Culex (Culex) dolosus (Diptera: Culicidae): two species that occur in Campos do Jordão region, Serra da Mantiqueira, São Paulo, Brazil [dissertation]. São Paulo (BR): Faculdade de Saúde Pública da USP; 2007. Introduction -Anopheles (Nyssorhynchus) lanei was described by
... o and Amaral in 1938, based on specimens collected in the Campos do Jordão, in Serra da Mantiqueira, State of São Paulo, being a probable endemic species from this region. Linthicum (1988) re-described An. lanei based on one adult female and two male genitalia from Campos do Jordão; however, the illustration of the male genitalia was generated from a specimen collected in Estância municipality, State of Sergipe, Brazil. Morphologic evidences, in addiction to environmental differences between both localities, suggest that the specimens examined by Linthicum (1988) do not belong to An. lanei. Culex (Culex) dolosus was described by Lynch Arribálzaga in 1891 based in exemplars from the Buenos Aires Province, in Argentina. The last work to deal with morphologic aspects of Cx. dolosus precedes the description of Culex eduardoi Casal & García, a similar species to the former. Literature records point to the existence of differentiate morphologic forms of Cx. dolosus, what seems to be the case of the specimens that occur in Campos do Jordão region. Objectives -This study aim to contribute to the knowledge about species from the subgenera Nyssorhynchus and Culex, that occur in the Serra da Mantiqueira, by the redescription of An. lanei and Cx. dolosus and also by the identification of the Culicidae associated fauna. Methods -The redescriptions were based in the analyzes specimens collected in the region of Campos do Jordão and implied in stages of chaetotaxy of the larvae and pupae, biometry of the adults and immature forms, and elaboration of illustrations of the anatomic structures of the external morphology. Results -This work resulted in detailed morphologic redescriptions, chaetotaxy tables of the immature forms and illustrations of the larvae, pupae and male genitalia structures. Final considerations -It is expected that the reached results might expand and continuity taxonomic studies on Culicidae and also contribute to the correct identification of Anopheles and Culex.