Submitted to: Contributions to the American Entomological Institute
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 9/26/2001
Publication Date: N/A
Interpretive Summary: This paper provides a detailed description and illustration of the female genitalia for the mosquito genus Eretmapodites. The structures of the female genitalia are important in the identification and separation of this genus from other genera. This is the ninth in a series of papers that describe and illustrate the female genitalia of all genera and subgenera of faedine 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 genus Eretmapodites Theobald was conducted. Treatment of the genital morphology of the genus includes a detailed composite description, description and illustration of the type species, description of subcategories, list of the species examined, and a discussion. The discussion section includes a list tof the most distinctive features of the genus and other pertinent information.