Submitted to: Contributions to the American Entomological Institute
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/15/2009
Publication Date: 1/8/2010
Citation: Reinert, J.T. 2010. Comparative anatomy of the female genitalia of generic-level taxa in tribe Aedini (Diptera: Culicidae). Part XXXIII. Genus Lewnielsenius Reinert, Harbach and Kitching. Contributions to the American Entomological Institute. 36(2):21-30. Interpretive Summary: : A detailed, composite description of the female genital structures for the mosquito genus Lewnielsenius 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 morphological analysis of the female genitalia of the species included in genus Lewnielsenius Reinert, Harbach and Kitching was conducted. The genitalia of the type species of the genus, Ln. muelleri (Dyar), are illustrated. Treatment of the genital morphology of the genus includes a detailed description of the type species of this monobasic genus, a list of published illustration and descriptions of the included species with their literature citations, and a discussion. The discussion section contains a list of the most distinctive female genital features of Lewnielsenius, a comparison of these with other aedine genera, and other pertinent information.