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. Comparative anatomy of the female genitalia of generic-level taxa in tribe Aedini (Diptera: Culicidae). Part XXVII. Genus Luius Reinert, Harbach and Kitching. Contributions to the American Entomological Institute, 36(1):12-21. Interpretive Summary: A detailed, composite description of the female genital structures for the mosquito genus Luius 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 to the American Entomological Institute.
Technical Abstract: A morphological analysis of the female genitalia of the species included in genus Luius Reinert, Harbach and Kitching was conducted. The genitalia of the type species of the genus, Lu. fengi (Edwards), are illustrated for the first time. Treatment of the genital morphology of the genus includes a detailed description of the type species of this monobasic genus, a list of published descriptions of the included species with their literature citation, and a discussion. The discussion section contains a list of the most distinctive female genital features of Luius, a comparison of these with other aedine genera, and other pertinent information.