Submitted to: Contributions to the American Entomological Institute
Publication Type: Peer reviewed journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 2/15/2009
Publication Date: 3/30/2009
Citation: Reinert, J.F. 2009. Comparative anatomy of the female genitalia of generic-level taxa in tribe Aedini (Diptera: Culicidae). Contributions of the American Entomological Institute. 36(1):1-11. Interpretive Summary: A detailed, composite description of the female genital structures for the mosquito genus Hopkinsius 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. This article will be published in the scientific journal, Contributions to the American Entomological Society.
Technical Abstract: A comparative, morphological analysis of the female genitalia of the genus Hopkinsius Reinert, Harbach and Kitching was conducted and a composite description is provided. The genitalia of the type species of the genus, Hk. ingrami (Edwards), are illustrated for the first time. Hopkinsius is divided into two subgenera, Hopkinsius and Yamada. Treatment of the genital morphology of each subgenus includes a description, detailed description of the type species, list of the species examined, list of published descriptions of included species with their literature citations, and a discussion. The discussion section contains a list of the most distinctive female genital features and a comparison of these with other aedine genera, and other pertinent information.