A Handbook of the Gnats of Mosquitoes; Giving the Anatomy and Life History of the Culicidae

A Handbook of the Gnats of Mosquitoes; Giving the Anatomy and Life History of the Culicidae

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ... Legs violet-brown scaled, the femora pale yellow for fourfifths of their length in the hind legs, but beneath only in the other legs; coxae warm brown; in the hind legs the metatarsus one-seventh longer than the tibia. Wings in the 2 the length of the entire body; in the 3 shorter by the length of the head; hyaline tinged brownish in the stigmatic region, where the veins, elsewhere light-brown scaled, are also darker. Subcostal transverse placed about the middle of the auxiliary vein, which latter reaches the costa opposite the middle transverse and considerably before the tip of the hinder branch of the fifth longitudinal; second longitudinal appearing to start in the first basal cell opposite the base of the anal cell and some distance before the base of the marginal transverse; third longitudinal apparently starting a little before the supernumerary transverse and before the tip of the sixth longitudinal; middle transverse in the 3 placed opposite or somewhat before the posterior; in the 2 its length beyond the latter, which is opposite the supernumerary; all about the same length; first sub-marginal considerably longer and narrower than the second posterior cell, the tips of the fork slightly convergent, its base opposite that of second posterior cell. This species is possibly a synonym of An. ferruginosus, Wied.; at least, there is nothing in the descriptions to distinguish them unless that the halteres in the present species are said to be yellow instead of white. Habitat--Blue Mountains, N.S.W. (Masters). 26. ANOPHELES BIFURCATUS (L ). Wings unspotted; tarsi black throughout, with the exception of a very faint ring on the base of the first joint; abdominal segments brown 'with lighter basal bands; thorax grey with linear markings....show more

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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 222g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236538587
  • 9781236538581