Submitted to: Contributions to the American Entomological Institute
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: September 26, 2001
Publication Date: N/A
Interpretive Summary: This paper provides a detailed description and illustration of the female genitalia for the mosquito genus Opifex. The structures of the female genitalia are important in the identification and separation of this genus from other genera. This is the seventh in a series of papers that describe and illustrate the female genitalia of all genera and subgenera of aedine mosquitoes. The study was conducted at the Center for Medical, Agricultural and Veterinary Entomology, Gainesville, Florida.
Technical Abstract: The female genitalia of genus Opifex Hutton are described. Treatment of this monotypic genus includes a detailed description and illustration of the type species Opifex fuscus Hutton, and a discussion that includes a list of the most distinctive features of the genus and other pertinent information.