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 illustrations of the female genitalia for the mosquito genus Verrallina. The structures of the female genitalia are important in the identification and separation of this genus from other genera. This is the eighth 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: A comparative, morphological analysis of the female genitalia of the subgenera of genus Verrallina Theobald was conducted. Based on the analysis, the female genitalia of Verrallina are characterized and a key to the included subgenera (i.e., Harbachius Reinert, Neomacleaya Theobald, and Verrallina) is provided. The female genitalia of the three currently recognized subgenera are described. Treatment of the genital morphology o each subgenus includes a composite description, detailed description and illustration of the type species, description of subcategories, list of the species examined, list of published illustrations of species with their citations, and a discussion. The discussion section contains a list of the most distinctive features of the subgenus, a comparison with other subgenera, and other pertinent information.