oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Comparative studies on morphology and laboratory biology of Culex (Culex) pipiens Linnaeus (Diptera: Culicidae) from South Africa and England
|Article Title||Comparative studies on morphology and laboratory biology of Culex (Culex) pipiens Linnaeus (Diptera: Culicidae) from South Africa and England|
|© Publisher:||Entomological Society of South Africa (ESSA)|
|Journal||Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa|
|Affiliations||1 Arbovirus Unit, National Institute for Virology and Department of Virology, University of the Witwatersrand, Sandringham|
|Publication Date||Sep 1987|
|Pages||455 - 461|
|Keyword(s)||Culex pipiens, Culex pipiens var. molestus, Diptera: Culicidae, Gonadal symbiont Wolbachia, Laboratory biology, Morphology, Mosquitoes, Overwintering mechanisms and Quinquefasciatus|
Culex pipiens Linnaeus from South Africa and England and Culex pipiens var. molestus Forskal from England were compared in respect of five quantitative morphological characters to assess their taxonomic status. Ranges of values for each of the characters in the 3 mosquito forms overlapped. A laboratory colony was established with Cx. pipiens from England and compared to Cx. pipiens from South Africa.
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