Submitted to: Contributions to the American Entomological Institute
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/15/2008
Publication Date: 5/25/2008
Citation: Reinert, J.F. 2008. Comparative anatomy of the female genitalia of generic-level taxa in tribe Aedini (Diptera: Culicidae). Part XV. Genus Georgecraigius Reinert, Harbach and Kitching. Contributions to the American Entomological Institute. 35(2):1-10.
Interpretive Summary: A detailed, composite description of the female genital structures for the mosquito genus Geogrecraigius is provided and includes an illustration of the type species of the genus. This information provides valuable new information for separating generic-level taxa of the largest tribe in family Culicidae. This work was completed at the Center for Medical, Agricultural and Veterinary entomology of the United States Department of Agriculture, Gainesville, Florida. The article will be published in the scientific journal, Contributions of the American Entomological Institute.
Technical Abstract: A comparative, morphological analysis of the female genitalia of species included in genus Georgecraigius Reinert, Harbach and Kitching was conducted. A composite description of the female genitalia for the genus is provided. The type species of the genus, Gc. atropalpus (Coquillett), is described and illustrated. Female genital morphology of the two currently recognized subgenera, Georgecraigius and Horsfallius Reinert, Harbach and Kitching, are included. A list of the species examined in each subgenus is given and includes any published illustrations and/or descriptions with their literature citations. The discussion section contains the most distinctive features of the genus, a comparison of these with other aedine genera, and other pertinent information. Four additional terms used to describe female genital structures are introduced.