oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Notes on A des (Diptera, Culicidae) from Natal, with a Description of a New Species of the Subgenus Stegomyia
|Article Title||Notes on A des (Diptera, Culicidae) from Natal, with a Description of a New Species of the Subgenus Stegomyia|
|© Publisher:||Entomological Society of South Africa (ESSA)|
|Journal||Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa|
|Affiliations||1 Department of Entomology, South African Institute for Medical Research, Johannesburg|
|Publication Date||Jan 2001|
|Pages||73 - 79|
|Keyword(s)||Aï¿½des (Aï¿½dimorphus) bevisi, Aï¿½des simpsoni, Diptera, Culicidae, Illustrations, Morphological characters, Strelitzia nicolai breeding place and Subgenus Stegomyia|
The specimens descriptionbed below were collected by the writer at Margate, on the South Coast of Natal. The new species of Stegomyia is of special interest, as it is closely allied to Aï¿½des (S) simpsoni, which is one of the proved vectors of yellow fever in East Africa. This species was very abundant in wooded valleys and ravines (dongas) and a prolific breeder in the axils of the so-called wild banana, Strelitzia nicolai, which appears to be its principal breeding place. A. simpsoni and the new species were sometimes collected together from the axils of cultivated bananas.The morphological characters of the two species are here compared in detail.
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