Taxonomic studies on Culex (Melanoconion) coppenamensis Bonne-Wepster & Bonne (Diptera: Culicidae), and description of two new species from Brazil

Maria Anice Mureb Sallum, Rosa Sá Gomes Hutchings
2003 Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz  
Two new species, Culex (Melanoconion) alinkios and Culex (Melanoconion) symbletos are described and defined based on morphological features of the male genitalia. The former is from Vale do Ribeira, Atlantic Forest, southeastern of the state of São Paulo, Brazil, and belongs to the Bastagarius subgroup. The latter is from the Parque Nacional do Jaú, state of Amazonas, Brazil, and belongs to the Inhibitator subgroup and is similar to Cx. mesodenticulatus Galindo and Mendez. Diagnostic characters
more » ... agnostic characters for the identification of the adult males of the species are provided. Two morphological forms (Form 1 and 2) , which are similar to Cx. coppenamensis, were also found in the Parque Nacional do Jaú. Form 1 is described and compared with the new species from Vale do Ribeira and Form 2.
doi:10.1590/s0074-02762003000500006 fatcat:kg5br3ku6jbctjivfbubbr3ugy