Aedes nigrinus (Eckstein, 1918) (Diptera, Culicidae), a new country record for England, contrasted with Aedes sticticus (Meigen, 1838)

Ralph Harbach*, THOMAS DALLIMORE, Andrew Briscoe, C. Lorna Culverwell, Alexander Vaux, Jolyon M Medlock

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Abstract

We report the discovery of Aedes nigrinus (Eckstein, 1918) in the New Forest of southern England, bringing to 36 the number of mosquito species recorded in Britain. Because it seems that this species has been misidentified previously in Britain as the morphologically similar Aedes sticticus (Meigen, 1838), the two species are contrasted and distinguished based on distinctive differences exhibited in the adult and larval stages. The pupa of Ae. nigrinus is unknown, but the pupa of Ae. sticticus is distinguished from the pupae of other species of Aedes by modification of the most recent key to British mosquitoes. The history of the mosquito fauna recorded in the UK is summarized and bionomical information is provided for the two species.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119-130
Number of pages12
JournalZooKeys
Volume671
Issue number671
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Apr 2017

Keywords

  • Adults
  • bionomics
  • country records
  • diagnosis
  • identification
  • larvae
  • male genitalia
  • pupae

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