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Title: Aedine Mosquito Species (Diptera: Culicidae: Aedini) Occurring in Thailand with Their Current Generic and Subgeneric Status, and New Country Records

Authors
item Reinert, John
item Harbach, Ralph - NAT HST MUSEUM LONDON UK
item Rattanarithikul, Rampa - MUS WRLD INSECTS THAILAND

Submitted to: Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: December 31, 2004
Publication Date: March 1, 2005
Citation: Reinert, J.F., Harbach, R.E., Rattanarithikul, R. 2005. Aedine mosquito species (diptera: culicidae: aedini) occurring in thailand with their current generic and subgeneric status, and new country records. Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health. 36(2):412-416.

Interpretive Summary: Recent studies have resulted in a number of generic and subgeneric changes to the classification of mosquito species of the very large tribe Aedini. Specific rules are included in The Code of Zoological Nomenclature for dealing with these name changes and determining the gender of species names. These rules are followed requiring a number of changes to generic-level names for species occurring in Thailand. A checklist is provided that will allow entomologists, public health personnel, and mosquito control workers to more quickly become familiar with these recent formal taxonomic changes. Additionally, new country records for aedine species of Thailand are provided. This work was conducted at the Center for Medical, Agricultural and Veterinary Entomology of the United States Department of Agriculture, Gainesville, Florida, Natural History Museum, London, UK, and Museum of World Insects and Natural Wonders.

Technical Abstract: A list of the currently valid generic and species-level taxa of tribe Aedini in Thailand is provided. Its purpose is to enable entomologists, public health personnel and mosquito control workers to more quickly become familiar with recent formal taxonomic changes within the tribe. New country records of four species of Armigeres are reported.

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