The Mosquitoes of North and Central America and the West Indies

The Mosquitoes of North and Central America and the West Indies

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...varies in coloration and specimens occur with a very narrow thoracic median stripe. AEDES TORMENTOR Dyar & Knab. Aedea tormentor Dyar & Knab, Journ. N. Y. Ent. Soc., xiv, 189, 191, 1906. Ochlerotatus serratus Coquillett (in part, not Theobald), U. S. Dept. Agr., Bur. Ent., Tech. Ser. 11, 19, 1906. Aedes tormentor Dyar, U. S. Dept. Agr., Bur. Ent., Circular 72, 4, 1906. Aedes tormentor Thibault, Proc. Ent. Soc. Wash., xii, 18, 1910. This species was collected by Dr. Dupree in Baton Rouge, La., and named " Oulea: serratus Theob." as was also the species we describe as atlanticus. We do not believe that either oi these forms are identical with the South American species, certainly they both cannot be. It is characterized in the table above. The following is an abstract of the table: 1. Air tube with the hair tuft within the pecten..................... 2 2. Anal segment ringed by the plate................................ 3 3. Lateral comb of the eighth segment ot tew scales in a row... tormentor Female.---Proboscis rather short, subcylindrical, uniform; labellae conically tapered; vestiture dark brown; setae minute, curved, black, those on labellae more outstanding. Palpi short, about one-fourth as long as the proboscis; vestiture dark brown, setaa moderate. Antennze filiform, the joints subequal, rugose, pilose, brown; second joint slightly thickened, fusiform, pale at base; hairs of whorls sparse, moderate, black; tori subspherical, with a cup-shaped apical excavation, yellowish shading to brown within, with a patch of fine setae. Clypeus rounded triangular, depressed, with a median groove, dark brown, nude. Eyes purplish-black. Occiput dark brown, clothed with narrow curved scales on the vertex, more

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  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 685g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236942019
  • 9781236942012