Location: Mosquito and Fly Research Unit
Title: Description of Subgenus Pardomyia Theobald and Comparison with the Nominotypical Subgenus of Mucidus Theobald (Diptera: Culicidae: Aedini) Author
Submitted to: American Mosquito Control Association
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: May 17, 2006
Publication Date: N/A
Interpretive Summary: The subgenus Pardomyia is described, resurrected from synonymy, and placed in the mosquito genus Mucidus. Characters are given for distinguishing all life stages from those of the other subgenus included in the genus. This work was completed at the Center for Medical, Agricultural and Veterinary Entomology of the United States Department of Agriculture, Gainesville, Florida. This article will be published in Journal of the American Mosquito Association.
Technical Abstract: Pardomyia is validated as a subgenus of Mucidus and primary characters are given to separate it from the nominotypical subgenus. All life stages of the subgenus are described. The subgenus includes Mu. aurantius aurantius, Mu. aurantius chrysogaster, Mu. painei, and Mu. quadripunctis. A “previous usage” section is provided for tracking the published generic-level history of the 14 species and one subspecies currently included in Mucidus.