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

Volume 50, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



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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