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 XXIX. Genus Jihlienius Reinert, Harbach and Kitching. Contributions to the American Entomological Institute, 36(1):23-32. Interpretive Summary: A detailed, composite description of the female genital structures for the mosquito genus Gilesius 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 species included in genus Gilesius Reinert, Harbach and Kitching was conducted. The genitalia of the type species of the genus, Gi. pulchriventer (Giles), are illustrated for the first time. Treatment of the genital morphology of the genus includes a description of the genus, a detailed description of the type species, list of the species examined, published description of the type species with literature citation, and a discussion. The discussion section contains a list of the most distinctive female genital features of Gilesius, a comparison of these with other aedine genera, and other pertinent information.