IDENTIFICATION OF CULEX MALES UNDER LOW MAGNIFICATION

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Abstract:

The male hypopygia of most mosquito genera afford excellent means of specific identification, with the result that in this country little attention has been given to other methods of male mosquito identification. To study the hypopygium it usually is necessary to remove the tip of the abdomen, clear it with caustic potash and mount on a slide for study with the compound microscope. When large numbers of specimens are received daily for determination the time required for preparation of the hypopygium becomes excessive, therefore the writer was faced with the alternatives of finding more expedient means of determining the Culex males, or not studying them at all.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: March 1, 1946

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  • Annals of the Entomological Society of America is published in January, March, May, July, September, and November. Annals especially invites submission of manuscripts that integrate different areas of insect biology, and address issues that are likely to be of broad relevance to entomologists. Articles also report on basic aspects of the biology of arthropods, divided into categories by subject matter: systematics; ecology and population biology; arthropod biology; arthropods in relation to plant diseases; conservation biology and biodiversity; physiology, biochemistry, and toxicology; morphology, histology, and fine structure; genetics; and behavior.
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