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March 2017

February 2017

  • (23 Feb) Recognition of kobayashii Nakata, 1956, synonymised with alektorovi Stackelberg, 1943 by Danilov (1977), as a valid species based on its subsequent treatment as such by Tanaka et al. (1979) and Tanaka (2002)Bruceharrisonius kobayashii (Nakata, 1956) [Aedes (Bruceharrisonius) kobayashii Nakata, 1956 in the traditional classification of Aedes] ‒ bringing the number of Valid Species to 3,554.
  • (22 Feb) Addition of Anopheles (Anopheles) prachongae Rattanarithikul & Harrison, 2017 (in Harbach et al., 2017) bringing the number of Valid Species to 3,553.
  • (13 Feb) Addition of three new species of Uranotaenia (Pseudoficalbia) described by Natarajan, Rajavel & Jambulingam, 2017, Ur. dandakaranyensis, Ur. maikalensis and Ur. satpuraensis, bringing the number of Valid Species to 3,552.

January 2017

December 2016

  • (2 Dec) A sixth new species described in Peryassú (1908) (see below, 22 Nov) is incorrectly attributed to this author in the world catalogue of mosquitoes (Knight & Stone, 1977). The correct authorship of this species, Psorophora albigenu, as indicated by Peryassú, is Adolpho Lutz. The authorship of this species has been corrected in the Valid Species List and in the applicable taxon pages to Psorophora albigenu (Lutz).

November 2016

  • (22 Nov) The following names, proposed as species of Aedes Meigen, are removed from the Valid Species List and the applicable taxon pages: kolhapuriensis Sathe & Girhe, 2002; panchgangee Sathe & Girhe, 2002; sangitee Sathe & Girhe, 2002; and sangiti Girhe & Sathe, 2001. These are unavailable names (nomina nuda) because they fail to conform to Articles 16.4 and 72.3 of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature, which for names proposed after 1999 require fixation of a name-bearing type and a statement naming the collection in which it is deposited (International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature, 1999). The action reduces the total number of valid species to 3,548.
  • (22 Nov) Five of the new species described in Peryassú (1908) are incorrectly attributed to this author in the world catalogue of mosquitoes (Knight & Stone, 1977). The correct authorship of these species, as indicated by Peryassú, is as follows: Anopheles gilesi (Neiva), An. intermedius (Chagas), An. pseudomaculipes (Chagas), Coquillettidia albicosta (Chagas) and Megarhinus fluminensis Neiva (synonym of Toxorhynchites theobaldi Dyar & Knab). Whereas Edwards (1932) correctly listed Chagas as the author of An. intermedius and An. pseudomaculipes (he apparently overlooked the designated authorship of the other three), Stone et al. (1959) and Knight & Stone (1977) incorrectly listed Peryassú as the author of all five. The authorship of the first four species has been corrected in the Valid Species List and in the applicable taxon pages. Thanks to Richard Wilkerson for noting these errors.

September 2016

July 2016

  • (15 Jul) Addition of Hulecoeteomyia cherrapunjiensis Natarajan, Rajavel & Jambulingam, 2016 [Aedes (Hulecoeteomyia) cherrapunjiensis (Natarajan, Rajavel & Jambulingam) in the traditional classification of Aedes]‒ bringing the number of Valid Species to 3,550.

June 2016

April 2016

  • (22 Apr) Updated the internal classification of subgenus Nyssorhynchus of Anopheles, with the addition of two recent references to species of the Nuneztovari Complex.

February 2016

January 2016

  • (12 Jan) Updated table of Aedini classifications (see) to include subgenera Protomacleaya, Pseudoskusea and Rusticoidus in the modified “traditional classification” of the tribe promulgated by Wilkerson et al. (2015) and Wilkerson & Linton (2015).
  • (2 Jan) Changes to the traditional classification of Aedes as follow: Removal of the Pseudoskusea and Rusticoidus Groups of subgenus Ochlerotatus and addition of pages for subgenera Protomacleaya, Pseudoskusea and Rusticoidus in accordance with their change of status by Wilkerson & Linton (2015).

December 2015

  • (23 Dec) Recognition of Psorophora (Grabhamia) funiculus Dyar, 1920 and Psorophora (Grabhamia) toltecum (Dyar & Knab, 1906) as a valid species by Lanzaro et al. (2015), bringing the number of Valid Species to 3,549.
  • (10 Dec) Misspelling of Catageiomyia lokojoensis (Service, 1959) corrected to Cg. lokojensis [= Aedes (Catageiomyia) lokojensis in the traditional classification of Aedini].

November 2015

  • (18 Nov) Completion of pages for the Scutellaris Group and the Albopictus and Scutellaris Subgroups of Aedes (Stegomyia) in the traditional classification of tribe Aedini.
  • (17 Nov) Completion of page for the Maehleri Group of Aedes (Stegomyia) in the traditional classification of tribe Aedini.
  • (10 Nov) Completion of pages for the W-albus Group and the W-albus Subgroup of Aedes (Stegomyia) in the traditional classification of tribe Aedini.

October 2015

  • (28 Oct) Completion of page for the Unilineatus Group of Aedes (Stegomyia) in the traditional classification of tribe Aedini.
  • (27 Oct) Completion of page for the Pseudonigeria Group of Aedes (Stegomyia) in the traditional classification of tribe Aedini.
  • (26 Oct) Completion of page for the Poweri Group of Aedes (Stegomyia) in the traditional classification of tribe Aedini.
  • (20 Oct) Recognition of Culex (Culex) summorosus Dyar, 1920 as a valid species by Airi & Kaur (2015), bringing the number of Valid Species to 3,547. Misspelling of Anopheles (Anopheles) mengalangensis corrected to An. menglangensis. Thanks to Dr Fengyi Qu for noting this error, which originated with Ward (1984).

September 2015

  • (29 Sep) Completion of pages for the Grantii and Metallicus Groups of Aedes (Stegomyia) in the traditional classification of tribe Aedini.
  • (22 Sep) Completion of page for the Dendrophilus Group of Aedes (Stegomyia) in the traditional classification of tribe Aedini.
  • (17 Sep) Completion of page for the Apicoargenteus Group of Aedes (Stegomyia) in the traditional classification of tribe Aedini.
  • (12 Sep) Completion of page for the Africanus Group of Aedes (Stegomyia) in the traditional classification of tribe Aedini.

August 2015

  • (26 Aug) This site hosts the phylogenetic classification of tribe Aedini established by Reinert et al. (2009). In view of the aims of the MTI, this is the preferred classification. However, the site now also displays the modified “traditional classification” of the tribe recently proffered by Wilkerson et al. (2015). The phylogenetic classification remains the primary classification and the latter is provided as an alternative classification. Click here or navigate to “Aedini traditional classification” under “Classifications” on the MTI main menu for comments on the classification of Wilkerson et al. and reasons why it is included herein, with corrections to errors in their listings of formal and particularly informal taxonomic groups.
  • (23 Aug) Addition of page for subgenus Christya of Anopheles, resurrected from synonymy with Anopheles Meigen, 1818 by Harbach & Kitching (2015) for species of the Christya Series of Reid & Knight (1961), with accompanying changes to pages for genus and subgenus Anopheles and Anopheles classification.
  • (3 Aug) Important notice: The MTI will be taken off line in the coming weeks to make changes to the classification of tribe Aedini in response to the proposal of Wilkerson et al. (2015) to “formally restore the generic classification of Aedini to its status prior to the publication of RH&K” (Reinert et al., 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009).

July 2015

  • (2 Jul) References for original descriptions of all currently valid species added to the bibliography. Copies of virtually all articles are available upon request.

June 2015

  • (3 Jun) Click here to see revised and expanded information and comments on the classification of tribe Aedini.
  • (2 Jun) Revised statement on home page.

May 2015

  • (13 May) Addition of three new species of the Anopheles barbirostris complex of subgenus Anopheles An. dissidens Taai & Harbach, 2015, An. saeungae Taai & Harbach, 2015, and An. wejchoochotei Taai & Harbach, 2015 ‒ bringing the number of Valid Species to 3,546.
  • (13 May) Changes to page for genus Wyeomyia and completion of pages for subgenera Antunesmyia, Caenomyiella, Cruzmyia, Decamyia, Dendromyia, Dodecamyia, Exallomyia, Hystatomyia, Menolepis, Miamyia, Nunezia, Phoniomyia, Prosopolepis, Spilonympha, Triamyia, Wyeomyia and Zinzala.

January 2015

  • (21 Jan) Change to page for genus Tripteroides and completion of pages for subgenera Polylepidomyia, Rachionotomyia, Rachisoura, Tricholeptomyia and Tripteroides.
  • (11 Jan) Changes to page for genus Toxorhynchites and completion of pages for subgenera Afrorhynchus, Ankylorhynchus, Lynchiella and Toxorhynchites.

December 2014

  • (23 Dec) Addition of Anopheles (Cellia) oreios Bangs & Harbach, 2014 (in Bangs et al., 2014), bringing the number of Valid Species to 3,543.
  • (16 Dec) Completion of pages for subgenera Mansonia and Mansonioides of genus Mansonia.
  • (16 Dec) Addition of Nyctomyia biunguiculata Harbach, 2014 (in Harbach & Taai, 2014), bringing the number of Valid Species to 3,542.

November 2014

  • (8 Nov) Changes to page for genus Culiseta and completion of pages for subgenera Allotheobaldia, Austrotheobaldia; Climacura; Culicella; Culiseta; Neotheobaldia and Theomyia.

October 2014

  • (28 Oct) Addition of Wyeomyia (Nunezia) paucartamboensis Porter, 2014, bringing the number of Valid Species to 3,541.
  • (27 Oct) Aedimorphus syntheticus (Barraud, 1928), originally introduced as Aedes (Aedimorphus) syntheticus, is no longer a valid replacement name for Aedes (Aedimorphus) fisheri Barraud, 1928, non Dyar, 1917, which was described originally as Aedes fisheri. The specific name of fisheri Dyar is now recognised as a junior synonym of Ochlerotatus ventrovittis (Dyar, 1916). Because fisheri Barraud and fisheri Dyar now reside in different genera, Aedimorphus and Ochlerotatus respectively, syntheticus Barraud is no longer justified as a replacement name for the former. Consequently, Aedimorphus syntheticus (Barraud) has been replaced by Aedimorphus fisheri (Barraud) in the list of Valid Species.
  • (19 Oct) Aedimorphus stenoscutus (Edwards, 1912), originally proposed as a variety of Ochlerotatus minutus, = Catageiomyia minuta (Theobald, 1901), is a junior synonym of Aedimorphus africanus (Theobald, 1909), originally named Stenoscutus africanus. As explained by White (1975), Edwards (1912) transferred africanus Theobald from Stenoscutus to Ochlerotatus, which, at that time, became a junior secondary homonym of Oc. africanus (Newstead, 1907, in Newstead et al., 1907) [originally named Duttonia africana]. For this reason, Edwards proposed stenoscutus as a replacement name for africanus Theobald.
         Stone et al. (1959) listed africanus Theobald and stenoscutus Edwards as junior synonyms of Aedes (Aedimorphus) neobiannulatus (Theobald, 1910), originally named Reedomyia neobiannulata. However, because Stone et al. had overlooked the synonymy of neobiannulatus with tarsalis Newstead, 1907 by Edwards (1941), White (1975) designated the holotype of Reedomyia biannulata Theobald, 1907, objective synonym of neobiannulata and an established synonym of tarsalis Newstead, as the lectotype for Reedomyia neobiannulata Theobald, 1910, thus fixing both nominal species as synonyms of tarsalis Newstead.
         As a result of phylogenetic study, Reinert et al. (2009) resurrected Catageiomyia Theobald, 1903, from synonymy with Aedimorphus Theobald, 1903, to include tarsalis Newstead and 27 other species. As tarsalis Newstead is now a species of Catageiomyia, africanus Theobald (genus Aedimorphus) is no longer a junior secondary homonym of africana Newstead (genus Catageiomyia) and no longer requires a replacement name. Consequently, africanus (Theobald, 1909b), = africanus Theobald, 1910 listed by White, 1975, is a valid species of Aedimorphus and stenoscutus (Edwards, 1912) is its junior synonym. Because stenoscutus Edwards does not meet the conditions of prevailing usage (Article 23.9.01 of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature, 1999), africanus Theobald, in the combination Aedimorphus africanus (Theobald, 1909), replaces Aedimorphus stenoscutus (Edwards, 1912) in the list of Valid Species.

September 2014

  • (5 Sep) Addition of Topomyia (Topomyia) aliyusopi Miyagi & Toma, 2014 (in Miyagi et al., 2014), bringing the number of Valid Species to 3,540.
  • (2 Sep) Completion of pages for subgenera Etorleptiomyia, Ingramia and Mimomyia of genus Mimomyia.

August 2014

  • (21‒26 Aug) Major changes to titles and order of fields of information for family- and genus-group taxa to improve taxonomic content and avoid conflict with information for mosquito genera on another website. Information previously available on that site, copied verbatim from the MTI, was deleted upon request to avoid incorrect attribution of the information and semblance of plagiarism, but the titles of the fields (categories) of information remain. Thus, some fields of information have been changed and rearranged herein, and some new ones added, to improve the MTI and its distinctive content. Visitors to other websites are advised to be careful when citing information about mosquito genera that is likely to have been modified or otherwise derived from content of the MTI.

July 2014

  • (26 Jul) Addition of pages for subgenera Ctenogoeldia and Runchomyia of genus Runchomyia.
  • (21 Jul) Changes to page for genus Coquillettidia and addition of pages for subgenera Austromansonia, Coquillettidia and Rhynchotaenia.

June 2014

  • (12 Jun) Addition of Anopheles (Cellia) gabonensis Rahola, Makanga & Paupy, 2014 (in Rahola et al., 2014) to the list of Valid Species, bringing the number of currently recognised mosquito species to 3,539.

May 2014

  • (21 May) Completion/revision of page for genus Psorophora and addition of pages for subgenera Grabhamia, Janthinosoma and Psorophora.
  • (12 May) Changes and additions to page for genus Topomyia and completion of pages for subgenera Miyagiella, Suaymyia and Topomyia.
  • (11 May) Addition of Topomyia (Miyagiella) discors Harbach, 2014 (in Harbach & Culverwell, 2014) to the list of Valid Species, bringing the number of currently recognised mosquito species to 3,538.

April 2014:

  • (17 Apr) Completion/revision of page for genus Ochlerotatus and addition/completion of pages for subgenera Buvirilia, Chrysoconops, Culicada, Culicelsa, Empihals, Gilesia, Juppius, Lepidokeneon, Ochlerotatus, Pholeomyia, Protoculex, Protomacleaya, Pseudoskusea, Rusticoidus and Woodius.

March 2014:

  • (9 Mar) Hulecoeteomyia fluviatilis Leicester, 1908 is here recognised as the senior synonym of Hulecoeteomyia saxicola (Edwards, 1922), originally Aedes saxicola. Edwards introduced the name saxicola as a replacement for fluviatilis Leicester, 1908, non Lutz, 1904 (in Bourroul, 1904), which was described originally as Culex fluviatilis. Both fluviatilis Lutz and saxicola Edwards were recognised as species of Aedes (subgenera Ochlerotatus and Finlaya respectively) until Ochlerotatus was restored to generic rank, with Finlaya as a subgenus, by Reinert (2000). The species were removed from Ochlerotatus by Reinert et al. (2006) and placed in separate genera, with saxicola Edwards in Hulecoeteomyia and fluviatilis Lutz in Georgecraigius (Horsfallius). As fluviatilis Leicester and fluviatilis Lutz are no longer regarded as congeneric, saxicola Edwards is no longer justified as a replacement name for the latter. Consequently, Hulecoeteomyia saxicola (Edwards) has been replaced by Hulecoeteomyia fluviatilis Leicester in the list Valid Species.

February 2014:

  • (12 Feb) Correction to the classification of subgenus Cellia of Anopheles: removal of An. comorensis Brunhes, le Goff & Geoffroy, 1997 from the Gambiae Complex. The authors clearly state that “An. comorensis s’apparente au complexe An. gambiae”, which may be translated into English as “An. comorensis has certain similarities to the An. gambiae complex”, and list morphological characters that distinguish it from members of the Gambiae Complex, thus implying that An. comorensis is not a member of the complex.  The species is retained as a member of the Pyretophorus Series (see Anopheles Classification, Subgenus Cellia). I am grateful to Vincent Robert for bringing this to my attention.
  • (11Feb) Completion of page for genus Aedimorphus.
  • (6 Feb) Addition of Culex (Culex) bilineatus Theobald, 1903 to the list of Valid Species, bringing the number of currently recognised mosquito species to 3,537. This species was elevated from synonymy with Culex (Culex) dolosus (Lynch Arribálzaga, 1891) by Laurito et al. (2013). Culex bilineatus is included, along with Culex dolosus, as a member of the Salinarius Complex of the Pipiens Group (see Culex Classification, Subgenus Culex).
  • (5 Feb) Completion of page for genus Acartomyia.
  • (4 Feb) Completion of page for genus Phagomyia.
  • (1 Feb) Completion of page for genus Rampamyia.

January 2014:

  • (28 Jan) Completion of page for genus Vansomerenis.
  • (26 Jan) Completion of page for genus Patmarksia.
  • (22 Jan) Changes and additions to page for genus Opifex and completion of pages for subgenera Nothoskusea and Opifex.
  • (11 Jan) Completion of page for genus Scutomyia.
  • (9 Jan) Revised page for genus Lutzia and addition of pages for subgenera Insulalutzia, Lutzia and Metalutzia.

December 2013:

  • (28 Dec) Classification of subgenus Nyssorhynchus updated to include recognition of the Konderi Complex and new cryptic species of the Oswaldoi Complex reported by Ruiz et al. (2010) and Ruiz-Lopez et al. (2013).
  • (26 Dec) Completion of page for genus Skusea.
  • (22 Dec) Changes to page for genus Uranotaenia and completion of pages for subgenera Pseudoficalbia and Uranotaenia.
  • (16 Dec) Completion of page for genus Sallumia.
  • (11 Dec) Completion of page for genus Polyleptiomyia.
  • (6 Dec) Completion of page for genus Luius.
  • (5 Dec) Completion of page for genus Leptosomatomyia.
  • (3 Dec) Completion of pages for genus Macleaya and subgenera Chaetocruiomyia and Macleaya.

November 2013:

  • (30 Nov) Completion of page for genus Paraedes.
  • (27 Nov) Updated page for genus Heizmannia and completion of pages for subgenera Heizmannia and Mattinglyia.
  • (21 Nov) Addition of Uranotaenia (Pseudoficalbia) tanakai Miyagi & Toma, 2013, bringing the number of Valid Species to 3,536.
  • (16 Nov) Completion of page for genus Jihlienius.
  • (7 Nov) Updated page for genus Haemagogus and completion of pages for subgenera Conopostegus and Haemagogus.
  • (1 Nov) Completion of pages for genera Jarnellius and Lewnielsenius.

October 2013:

  • (27 Oct) Completion of pages for subgenera Bironella, Brugella and Neobironella of genus Bironella.
  • (21 Oct) Completion of page for genus Hulecoeteomyia.
  • (10 Oct) Completion of pages for genus Petermattinglyius and subgenera Aglaonotus and Petermattinglyius.

September 2013:

August 2013:

  • (27 Aug) Completion of page for genus Tanakaius.
  • (24 Aug) Completion of page for genus Diceromyia.
  • (24 Aug) Synonymy of Anopheles paraliae Sandosham with Anopheles lesteri Baisas & Hu, 1936 based on genetic compatibility of cross-matings and low genetic distances of ITS2 (rDNA), COI and COII (mtDNA) sequences between the two nominal forms (Taai et al., 2013). Although Taai et al. intended to conduct further studies before “definitely concluding” that these forms were synonymous, the following statement unambiguously verifies the synonymy: “Our studies using crossing experiments between An. lesteri from Korea and An. paraliae from Thailand together with data on species distributions, morphological variants, cytology and comparative DNA sequence analyses have clearly indicated that they are conspecific within the taxon An. lesteri”. Hence, Anopheles paraliae is removed from the list of Valid Species, reducing the number of currently recognised mosquito species to 3,529.
  • (19 Aug) Review and confirmation of 3,530 currently recognised mosquito species. Two nomina nuda, Toxorhynchites (Toxorhynchites) nigerrmus (sic) and Toxorhynchites (Toxorhynchites) splendenroides, listed by Dong et al. (2004) were erroneously included and have been removed from the list of Valid Species.
  • (17 Aug) Completion of page for genus Dobrotworskyius.
  • (16 Aug) Completion of page for genus Indusius.
  • (12 Aug) Completion of page for genus Himalaius.
  • (10 Aug) Completion of pages for genus Georgecraigius and subgenera Georgecraigius and Horsfallius.
  • (7 Aug) Removal of Anopheles (Anopheles) kunmingensis Dong & Wang, 1985 from the list of Valid Species, reducing the number of currently recognised mosquito species to 3,531. This nominal species was elevated from synonymy with Anopheles (Anopheles) liangshanensis Kang, Tan, Cao, Cheng, Yang & Huang, 1984 by Ma & Xu (2005) but subsequently listed as a synonym of that species by Qu & Zhu (2008).

July 2013:

  • (21 Jul) Mucidus (Pardomyia) nigrescens (Edwards, 1929) (in Paine & Edwards, 1929), originally described as Pardomyia aurantia variety nigrescens, is here recognised as the senior synonym of Mucidus (Pardomyia) painei (Knight, 1948), originally Aedes (Mucidus) aurantius painei. The name painei was introduced as a replacement for nigrescens Edwards, 1929, non Theobald, 1907, which was described originally as Aedes nigrescens. However, nigrescens Theobald, 1907 is a synonym of Culex (Eumelanomyia) malayi (Leicester, 1908) based on the recognition of the single male of the type series as the holotype of nigrescens by Sirivanakarn (1972) [note that Townson (1990) incorrectly attributed the lectotype designation of Culex (Eumelanomyia) castrensis Edwards, 1922 by Sirivanakarn (1972) to nigrescens Theobald, 1907]. Consequently, nigrescens Edwards, 1929 is not a homonym of nigrescens Theobald, 1907 and is not a justified replacement name for the latter; hence, Mucidus (Pardomyia) painei (Knight, 1948) has been replaced by Mucidus (Pardomyia) nigrescens (Edwards, 1929) in the list of Valid Species.
  • (19 Jul) Updated page for genus Verrallina and completion of pages for subgenera Harbachius, Neomacleaya and Verrallina.
    (19 Jul) Name changes in genus Verrallina as follow:
           Verrallina (Neomacleaya) ceylonica (Edwards, 1917), originally described as Aedes ceylonicus, is here recognised as the senior synonym of Verrallina (Neomacleaya) lankaensis (Stone & Knight, 1958), originally described as Aedes (Aedes) lankaensis and treated as a species of Aedes (Verrallina) by Reinert (1974) before Verrallina was restored to generic rank by Reinert (1999), with lankaensis (Stone & Knight) placed in subgenus Neomacleaya. Stone & Knight proposed lankaensis as a replacement name for ceylonicus Edwards, 1917, non ceylonica Theobald (1910), which was originally described as a variety of Culex (?) japonicus Theobald, 1901 and later synonymised with Aedes (Finlaya) chrysolineatus (Theobald, 1907) (Edwards, 1932; Knight, 1948). When Reinert et al. (2006) transferred chrysolineatus to genus Hulecoeteomyia Theobald, the synonymous ceylonica Theobald was automatically removed from Aedes and placed in Hulecoeteomyia. Because ceylonica Edwards and ceylonica Theobald are now placed in separate genera, Verrallina and Hulecoeteomyia respectively, lankaensis Stone & Knight is no longer justified as a replacement name for the former. Consequently, Verrallina lankaensis (Stone & Knight) has been replaced by Verrallina ceylonica (Edwards) in the list of Valid Species.
           Verrallina (Neomacleaya) taeniata (Leicester, 1908), originally described as Aioretomyia taeniata, is here recognised as the senior synonym of Verrallina (Neomacleaya) incertus (Edwards, 1922, 1922), originally described as Aedes (Aedes) incertus, treated as a species of Aedes (Neomacleaya) by Delfinado (1967) and a species of Aedes (Verrallina) by Reinert (1974) before Verrallina was restored to generic rank by Reinert (1999), with incerta (Edwards) placed in subgenus Neomacleaya. Edwards proposed incertus as a replacement name for taeniata Leicester, non Wiedemann, 1828, which was originally described as Culex taeniatus. The species described by Wiedemann has been recognised as a junior synonym of Culex aegypti Linnaeus, 1762 since Theobald (1905) listed it as a synonym of Stegomyia fasciata (Fabricius, 1805), which was originally described as Culex fasciatus. Culex fasciatus Fabricius and Culex taeniatus Wiedemann became synonyms of Aedes aegypti (Linnaeus) with the transfer of Stegomyia Theobald to subgeneric status in Aedes Meigen by Edwards (1917, 1932), and they became synonyms of Stegomyia aegypti (Linnaeus) when Stegomyia was restored to generic status by Reinert et al. (2004). As taeniata Leicester and taeniatus Wiedemann are no longer regarded as congeneric, incertus Edwards is no longer justified as a replacement name for the latter. Consequently, Verrallina incerta (Edwards) has been replaced by Verrallina taeniata (Leicester) in the list of Valid Species.
           Verrallina (Verrallina) bancrofti (Taylor, 1914), originally described as Skusea bancrofti, is here recognised as the senior synonym of Verrallina (Verrallina) cunninghami (Taylor, 1944), originally described as Aedes (Aedes) cunninghami and treated as a species of Aedes (Verrallina) by Reinert (1974) before Verrallina was restored to generic rank by Reinert (1999), with cunninghami (Taylor) placed in subgenus Verrallina. Taylor (1944) proposed cunninghami as a replacement name for bancrofti Taylor, 1914, non bancrofti Skuse (1889), which was originally described as Culex bancrofti. The species described by Skuse has been recognised as a junior synonym of Culex aegypti Linnaeus, 1762 since Theobald (1905) listed it as a synonym of Stegomyia fasciata (Fabricius, 1805), which was originally described as Culex fasciatus. Culex fasciatus Fabricius and Culex bancrofti Skuse became synonyms of Aedes aegypti (Linnaeus) with the transfer of Stegomyia Theobald to subgeneric status in Aedes Meigen by Edwards (1917, 1932), and they became synonyms of Stegomyia aegypti (Linnaeus) when Stegomyia was restored to generic status by Reinert et al. (2004). As bancrofti Skuse and bancrofti Taylor are no longer regarded as congeneric, cunninghami Taylor is no longer justified as a replacement name for the latter. Consequently, Verrallina cunninghami (Taylor) has been replaced by Verrallina bancrofti (Taylor) in the list of Valid Species.
  • (18 Jul) Addition of page for genus Nyctomyia Harbach, 2013 (replacement name for Nyx Harbach & Linton, 2013 [in Harbach et al., 2013], non Heppner, 1982), a new genus in tribe Aedini; addition of Nyctomyia pholeocola (Linton & Harbach), bringing the number of Valid Mosquito Species to 3,532 and number of mosquito genera to 112.
  • (15 Jul) Aedimorphus taeniatus (Leicester, 1908), originally described as Lepidotomyia taeniata, is here recognised as the senior synonym of Aedimorphus orbitae (Edwards, 1922), originally described as Aedes orbitae and treated as a species of Aedes (Aedimorphus), since Edwards & Given (1928), until Aedimorphus Theobald was restored to generic status by Reinert et al. (2004). The name orbitae was introduced as a replacement for taeniata Leicester, non Wiedemann, 1828, which was originally described as Culex taeniatus. The species described by Wiedemann has been recognised as a junior synonym of Culex aegypti Linnaeus, 1762 since Theobald (1905) listed it as a synonym of Stegomyia fasciata (Fabricius, 1805), which was originally described as Culex fasciatus. Culex fasciatus Fabricius and Culex taeniatus Wiedemann became synonyms of Aedes aegypti (Linnaeus) with the transfer of Stegomyia Theobald to subgeneric status in Aedes Meigen by Edwards (1917, 1932), and they became synonyms of Stegomyia aegypti (Linnaeus) when Stegomyia was restored to generic status by Reinert et al. (2004). As taeniatus Wiedemann and taeniata Leicester are no longer regarded as congeneric, orbitae Edwards is no longer justified as a replacement name for the latter. Consequently, Aedimorphus orbitae (Edwards) has been replaced by Aedimorphus taeniatus (Leicester) in the list of Valid Species.
  • (2 Jul) Completion of page for genus Geoskusea.

June 2013:

  • (25 Jun) Completion of page for genus Huaedes.
  • (23 Jun) Diceromyia nivea (de Meillon, 1943), originally described as Aedes (Diceromyia) niveus, is here recognised as the senior synonym of Diceromyia zethus (de Meillon & Lavoipierre, 1944). The name zethus was introduced as a replacement for niveus de Meillon., non Ludlow, 1903 (in Theobald, 1903), which was originally described as Stegomyia nivea and recognised as a species of Aedes (Finlaya) by Brug (1931) and later workers until it was transferred to genus Downsiomyia by Reinert et al. (2004). As niveus Ludlow and niveus de Meillon are no longer regarded as congeneric, zethus de Meillon & Lavoipierre is no longer justified as a replacement name for the latter. Consequently, Diceromyia zethus (de Meillon & Lavoipierre) has been replaced by Diceromyia nivea (de Meillon) in the list of Valid Species.
  • (20 Jun) Completion of page for genus Neomelaniconion.
  • (16 Jun) Completion of page for genus Lorrainea.
  • (15 Jun) Completion of page for genus Molpemyia.
  • (12 Jun) Completion of pages for genera Kompia and Levua.

May 2013:

  • (5 May) Completion of page for genus Zavortinkius.
  • (3 May) Completion of page for genus Howardina.
  • (2 May) Completion of pages for genera Isoaedes and Kenknightia.
  • (1 May) Completion of page for genus Dendroskusea.

April 2013:

  • (12 Apr) Completion of page for genus Halaedes.
  • (9 Apr) Updated Phylogeny sections for tribe Culicini and all genera and subgenera included therein.
  • (6 Apr) Addition of Topomyia (Topomyia) chaii Miyagi & Toma, 2012, Topomyia (Topomyia) katibasensis Miyagi & Toma, 2012 and Topomyia (Topomyia) nicksoni Miyagi & Toma, 2012 (in Miyagi et al., 2012), bringing the number of Valid Mosquito Species to 3,531.

March 2013:

  • (21 Mar) Transfer of Anopheles (Nyssorhynchus) dunhami Causey, 1945 to the Nuneztovari Complex from uncertain placement within the Oswaldoi Subgroup based on molecular and morphological similarities with other members of the complex reported by Foster et al. (2013).
  • (12 Mar) Addition of Anopheles (Anopheles) kunmingensis Dong & Wang, 1985 to the list of Valid Mosquito Species, bringing the number of currently recognised mosquito species to 3,528. This species was elevated from synonymy with Anopheles (Anopheles) liangshanensis Kang, Tan, Cao, Cheng, Yang & Huang, 1984 by Ma & Xu (2005).
  • (11 Mar) Addition of Anopheles (Cellia) amharicus Hunt, Wilkerson & Coetzee, 2013 and Anopheles (Cellia) coluzzii Coetzee & Wilkerson, 2013  (in Coetzee et al., 2013), bringing the number of Valid Mosquito Species to 3,527.
  • (9 Mar) Taxonomic note: Hodgesia cyptopus Theobald, 1909. White (1980) regarded the spelling of the name of this species as an unjustified emendation of the original spelling of cuptopous by Theobald. However, the original spelling is a combination of Latin and Greek forms: cypto- from the Greek kytpo- (meaning bent or curved) and pous from Greek (meaning foot). Logically, Theobald should have spelled the name as kyptopous, which when Latinized would be cyptopus (pus the Latin of the Greek pous). Because Theobald misspelled the first part of the name as cupto-, Edwards (1912) apparently corrected this to the Latin cypto- and changed the Greek pous to the Latin pus in agreement. Consequently, cyptopus is not an unjustified emendation of cuptopous.

January 2013:

  • (18 Jan) Addition of Anopheles (Anopheles) vanderwulpi Townson & Harbach, 2013 (in Townson et al., 2013), bringing the number of Valid Mosquito Species to 3,525.

November 2012:

October 2012:

  • (30 Oct) Fossil Culicidae: Addition of pages for genera Aetheapnomyia Harbach & Greenwalt, 2012 and Eoaedes Harbach & Greenwalt, 2012; pages for species Aetheapnomyia hoffeinsorum (Szadziewski, 1998), Eoaedes damzeni (Szadziewski, 1998), Culiseta gedanica Szadziewski & Gilka, 2011, Culiseta kishenehn Harbach & Greewalt, 2012 and Culiseta lemniscata Harbach & Greenwalt, 2012; synonymy of Aedes perkunas Podėnas, 1999 with Culex erikae Szadziewski & Szadziewska, 1985; and transfer of Aedes serafini Szadziewski, 1998 to Ochlerotatus Lynch Arribálzaga. 
  • (24 Oct) Completion of page for genus Elpeytonius.

August 2012:

  • (30 Aug) Completion of page for genus Edwardsaedes.
  • (3 Aug) Completion of page for genus Gymnometopa.

Juy 2012:

  • (30 Jul) Completion of pages for subgenera Stegomyia, Xyele and Zoromorphus of genus Stegomyia.
  • (29 Jul) Completion of page for subgenus Mukwaya of genus Stegomyia.
  • (25 Jul) Completion of page for subgenus Huangmyia of genus Stegomyia.
  • (22 Jul) Completion of pages for subgenera Bohartius and Heteraspidion of genus Stegomyia.
  • (21 Jul) Completion of pages for genus Stegomyia and subgenus Actinothrix.
  • (15 Jul) Corrected spelling of the specific name in the combination Stegomyia galloisioides (Liu & Lu, 1984), previously misspelled as galloisiodes.

June 2012:

  • (27 Jun) Anopheles krishnai: A nomen nudum. Sathe & Jagtap (2012) described a purported new species of the Anopheles maculatus group of the Neocellia Series, which they named Anopheles krishnai. Unfortunately, the paper does not provide credible evidence to support the recognition of a new species. The authors overlooked the extensive morphological and molecular work that has been done on the Neocellia Series in southern and southeastern Asia. Instead of contrasting the purported new species with members of this group, the authors conducted a molecular phylogenetic comparison with distantly related species of subgenera Nyssorhynchus in the Neotropical Region and Cellia in the Afrotropical Region (also one species, An. stephensi, from southern Asia). Needless to say, the comparison does not support the recognition of a new species within the Neocellia Series. Furthermore, in view of the current state of anopheline taxonomy, the immature stages as well as both sexes of the adults should have been described and contrasted with closely related species (in concert with molecular data) to ensure the validity of a new species. Not only have the authors failed to do this, they have not adequately fulfilled the criteria of availability for species names established by the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature: (1) They provide a brief description and indicate that the species runs to An. maculatus in the key of Rao (1984) but there is no diagnosis or statement of morphological characters that differentiates the purported new species from related or similar taxa (Article 13.1). (2) They designate a holotype, but fail to state the name and location of the collection where it is or will be deposited (Article 16.4). For these reasons, the validity of the species is highly doubtful, and the name krishnai is hereby regarded as a nomen nudum. 

March 2012:

  • (28 Mar) Completion of page for genus Cornetius.
  • (14 Mar) Completion of pages for genus Collessius and its two subgenera, Alloeomyia and Collessius.
  • (7 Mar) Completion of page for genus Fredwardsius.

February 2012:

  • (29 Feb) Completion of page for genus Catageiomyia.

January 2012:

  • (31 Jan) Correction: The Gelidus Subgroup, incorrectly listed as belonging to the Pipiens Group (also by Harbach, 1911), is an informal monobasic taxon of the Sitiens Group of Culex subgenus Culex. The affinities of two species previously listed as members of the Subgroup, Cx. bihamatus Edwards and Cx. vicinus (Taylor), are uncertain (Sirivanakarn, 1976); hence, they are included as unplaced members of the Sitiens Group. Also see Rattanarithikul et al. (2005).
  • (22 Jan) Addition of Anopheles aitkenii britanniae Strickland & Chowdhury, 1931 to the list of taxa included in subgenus Anopheles Meigen. Strickland & Chowdhury (1931: 2, 3, 12) proposed the name britanniae for a morphological "variety" of Anopheles aitkenii James in India. This nominal varietal form, which is listed as a valid taxon in the global catalogue of Anopheles published by Senevet (1958: 35), is listed as a nomen nudum, spelled brittaniae, in the catalogues of Stone et al. (1959: 287) and Knight & Stone (1977: 365). No information pertaining to the emendation of britanniae (brittaniae appears to be a lapsus) or its taxonomic status could be found in the published literature or the taxon files that were compiled by Stone et al. and Knight & Stone during the preparation of the 1959 and 1977 catalogues. The name cannot be regarded as a nomen nudum because it meets the criteria of availability for species-group names published after 1930 (ICZN, 1999: Article 13) – the authors provided morphological characters that purportedly differentiate the taxon (p. 12). Because britanniae was proposed expressly for a varietal entity, it has subspecific rank from its original publication (ICZN, 1999: Article 45.6.4). See Harbach & Howard (2007) for corrections in the status and rank of names used to denote other varietal forms of mosquitoes. 
  • (18 Jan) Completion of page for genus Dahliana.

November 2011:

  • (28 Nov) Culex (Culex) huangae Meng is included as an unplaced species of the Pipiens Group. This species was previously placed in the Pipiens Subgroup (see Harbach, 2011), apparently based solely on the author's statement (Meng, 1958) that the species is closely related to Culex quinquefasciatus. However, it is obvious from Meng's illustrations of the male genitalia and the illustrations of the larva and male genitalia by Lu Baolin et al. (1997) that the species is not closely related to members of the Pipiens Subgroup. 
  • (16 Nov) Completion of page for genus Aztecaedes.
  • (9 Nov) Completion of page for genus Christophersiomyia. 
  • (2 Nov) Changes and additions to page for genus Borichinda. Completion of page for genus Belkinius.
  • (1 Nov) Changes and additions to page for genus Bothaella.

October 2011:

  • (24 Oct) Synonymy of Aedes (Howardina) grabhami Berlin, 1969 with Howardina aureostriata Grabham, 1906. Berlin (1969) described grabhami as a new species with aureostriata Grabham as its synonym because the latter name was preoccupied at the time by Aedes (Finlaya) aureostriatus (Doleschall, 1857). In 2003, aureostriatus (Doleschall) was transferred from subgenus Finlaya to the newly established subgenus Bruceharrisonius (Reinert, 2003), and subsequently became a species of genus Bruceharrisonius when the subgenus was elevated to generic status by Reinert et al. (2009). The two species now bear the names Howardina aureostriata Grabham, 1906a, with grabhami Berlin, 1969 as its junior synonym, and Bruceharrisonius aureostriatus (Doleschall, 1857).
  • (19 Oct) Completion of page for genus Bifidistylus.
  • (12 Oct) Completion of page for genus Danielsia.
  • (5 Oct) Changes and additions (completion) of page for genus Downsiomyia.

September 2011:

  • (28 Sep) Changes and additions (completion) of page for genus Bruceharrisonius.
  • (20 Sep) Changes and additions (completion) of page for genus Tewarius. 

August 2011:

  • (29 Aug) Authorship of Anopheles cucphuongensis corrected to Vu, Nguyen, Tran & Nguyen. In Vietnam, as in many Asian countries, the family name is placed before the individual's given name(s). The authorship previoiusly listed for this species comprised the given names of the authors.
  • (17 Aug) Changes and addition to page (completed) for genus Finlaya.
  • (16 Aug) Changes and additions to page (completed) for genus Albuginosus.

July 2011:

  • (29 Jul) Changes and additions to page (completed) for genus Catatassomyia.
  • (27 Jul) Changes and additions to page (completed) for genus Cancraedes.
  • (26 Jul) Changes and additions to page (completed) for genus Alanstonea.
  • (21 Jul) Removal of eight nomina nuda, listed as new species without description by Dong et al. (2004), from the list of Valid Mosquito Species and the relevant taxon pages. Family Culicidae includes 3,523 formally recognised species.

  • (20 Jul) Changes and additions to page for genus Armigeres; addition of pages for subgenera Armigeres and Leicesteria.

June 2011:

  • (27 Jun) Changes and additions to page for genus Mucidus; addition of pages for subgenera Mucidus and Pardomyia.

May 2011:

  • (24 May) Addition of Anopheles (Nyssorhynchus) guarani Shannon, 1928, elevated from synonymy with Anopheles (Nyssorhynchus) lutzii Cruz, 1901 by Nagaki et al. (2011), bringing the number of Valid Mosquito Species to 3,531.

April 2011:

  • (6 Apr) Addition of Anopheles (Cellia) rampae Harbach & Somboon, 2011, bringing the number of Valid Mosquito Species to 3,530.
  • (6 Apr) Revision of page for genus Aedeomyia, with addition of pages for subgenera Aedeomyia and Lepiothauma, and transfer of Ad. africana and Ad. pauliani from subgenus the latter to the former subgenus, as explained by Brunhes et al. (2011).

March 2011:

  • (7 Mar) Addition of Aedeomyia (Aedeomyia) madagascarica Brunhes, Boussès & da Cunha Ramos, 2011, bringing the number of Valid Mosquito Species to 3,529.
  • (7 Mar) Corrected spelling of Culex (Culex) vicinus (previously misspelled as vincinus) in Culex classification and the taxon page for subgenus Culex, and removal of the name vincinus from the list of Valid Mosquito Species (both vicinus and vincinus were previously included). Thanks to Philippe Boussès for pointing this out.

February 2011:

  • (11 Feb) Addition of a Bibliography. The bibliography currently only includes references cited in text throughout the site, including references for (1) authorship of taxa for which taxon pages are available and (2) those listed as "Important References" on taxon pages. Additional references, including references for the authorship of taxonomic names, will be added to the bibliography as taxon pages are developed and/or updated.
  • (10 Feb) Synonymy of Wyeomyia haynei Dodge, 1947 with Wy. smithii (Coquillett, 1901), reducing the number of Valid Mosquito Species to 3,528. This synonymy, which has been overlooked by cataloguers, is based on the studies of Bradshaw & Lounibos (1977), who stated that "None of the three varieties of Wyeomyia, smithii, haynei, or Gulf coast, appears to be a distinct species. We therefore lump them all into one species, W. smithii, and distinguish three geographical races" (p. 556).

December 2010:

  • (31 Dec) Addition of Topomyia (Suaymyia) kelabitensis Miyagi & Toma, 2010, bringing the number of Valid Mosquito Species to 3,529. Note: Miyagi & Toma (2010) originally spelled the species name as “kelabitense”, with the intention of naming the species after the Kelabit people, an indigenous tribe living in the Kelabit Highlands of Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo, but the Latin suffix denotes the locality where the people live. As the suffix –ense is neuter and does not agree in gender with the genus name Topomyia, which is feminine, the species name is emended here to kelabitensis (masculine and feminine) in accordance with Articles 32.5.1 and 34.2 of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature (International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature, 1999). As this is a “justified emendation” (Article 33.2.2), the corrected name retains the authorship and date of the original spelling (Article 12.2).
  • (9 Dec) Addition of pages for the five subgenera of genus Sabethes.
  • (3 Dec) Classifications of genus Anopheles and subgenus Cellia revised to include the overlooked Annularis Complex of Atrie et al. (1999).

November 2010:

  • (12 Nov) Corrected dates of publication for several species described by Francis Walker in volumes 1, 3, 4 and 5 of the Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London Zoology, which were published 1857, 1859, 1860 and 1861, respectively. These papers were read at meetings of the Society in the previous years, and the dates of the meetings were given incorrectly as the dates of publication by Stone et al. (1959) and Knight & Stone (1977) for the following species: Anopheles vanus Walker, 1860 [not 1859], Armigeres obturbans (Walker, 1860) [not 1859], Armigeres ventralis (Walker, 1861) [not 1860], Edwardsaedes imprimens (Walker, 1861) [not 1860], Scutomyia impatibilis (Walker, 1860) [not 1859] and Stegomyia scutellaris (Walker, 1859) [not 1858].

October 2010:

  • (29 Oct) Addition of Bothaella manhi Harbach & Cook, 2010, bringing the number of Valid Mosquito Species to 3,528.
  • (28 Oct) Addition of "Aedini classification" to the Resources. This resource compares the current phylogenetic and traditional intuitive classifications of the tribe.
  • (20 Oct) Addition of Anopheles (Cellia) yaeyamaensis Somboon & Harbach, 2010 (formerly Anopheles minimus species E), bringing the total number of Valid Mosquito Species to 3,527.
  • (6 Oct) Coetzeemyia Huang, Mathis & Wilkerson, described as a subgenus of Aedes based on the traditional classification of tribe Aedini, is placed in 'Ochlerotatus' sensu auctorum as its position in the phylogenetic classification of the tribe (Reinert et al, 2009) is uncertain. The only included species, fryeri (Theobald, 1912), is removed from genus Levua Stone & Bohart, along with dufouri (Hamon, 1953), which is returned to genus Ochlerotatus Lynch Arribálzaga without subgeneric placement. These actions leave Levua as a monobasic genus with geoskusea (Amos, 1944) of the Fiji Islands as the only included species.

September 2010:

  • (23 Sep) Removal of Orthopodomyia geberti Grjebine, 1954 and Or. madecassorum Rodhain & Boutonnier, 1984 from the list of valid species, reducing the number of Valid Mosquito Species to 3,526. Brunhes & Hervy (1995) synonymised Or. geberti with Or. vernoni van Someren, 1949 and changed the status of Or. madecassorum to nomen dubium. Thanks to Philippe Boussès for pointing this out.
  • (15 Sep) Spelling of subgeneric name Empihals corrected (from Emphihals) on the genus Ochlerotatus page.

July 2010:

  • (28 Jul) Addition of Anopheles (Cellia) bervoetsi D'Haenans, 1961, elevated to specific status from subspecies of Anopheles (Cellia) moucheti Evans, 1925 by Antonio-Nkondijio et al. (2008), bringing the number of Valid Mosquito Species to 3,528.
  • (15 Jul) Anopheles and subgenus Cellia classifications updated to include Anopheles aff. takasagoensis of Takano et al. (2010); taxon page for genus Bothaella completed.

June 2010:

  • (30 Jun) Addition of Anopheles (Nyssorhynchus) albertoi Unti, 1941 and An. (Nys.) arthuri Unti, 1941 to the list of valid species, bringing the numb of Valid Mosquito Species to 3,527. The species were raised from synonymy with An. (Nys.) strodei Root, 1926 by Sallum et al. (2010).
  • (3 Jun) Addition of an illustrated Anatomical Glossary.
  • (1 Jun) Removal of Aedimorphus seychellensis (Theobald, 1912) from the list of Valid Mosquito Species, reducing the number of valid species to 3,525. Edwards (1941) listed this nominal species as a questionable synonym of Polyleptiomyia albocephala (Theobald, 1903) [as Aedes albocephalus]. The fact that this synonymy was later accepted by Mattingly & Brown (1955) seems to have been overlooked or disregarded.
  • (1 Jun) Correction: authorship of Anopheles seretsei from Abdulla-Chan, Coetzee & Hunt to Abdulla-Khan, Coetzee & Hunt.

May 2010:

  • (19 May) Addition of Anopheles (Nyssorhynchus) pristinus Nagaki & Sallum, 2010, bringing the number of Valid Mosquito Species to 3,526.
  • (5 May) Synonymy of Stegomyia lamberti Ventrillon, 1904 with St. aegypti (Linnaeus, 1762), reducing the number of Valid Mosquito Species to 3,525. As recorded by Townson (1990) and Ward (1992), Rodhain & Boutonnier (1985) transferred St. lamberti from synonymy with St. albopicta (Skuse, 1895) (as Aedes albopictus) to synonymy with St. aegypti. The status of St. lamberti as a junior synonym of St. aegypti has not changed since 1985.

April 2010:

  • (28 Apr) Addition of Topomyia (Suaymyia) pseudoauriceps Miyagi & Toma, 2010, bringing the number of Valid Mosquito Species to 3,526.
  • (28 Apr) Transfer of Toxorhynchites capelai Ribeiro, 1992 from subgenus Toxorhynchites to subgenus Afrorhynchus in accordance with Ribeiro (2005b), and addition of Tx. (Afr.) viridibasis subspecies voltaicus Ribeiro, 2005 to the list of taxa included in the genus. Thanks to Philippe Boussès for noting these errors.
  • (7 Apr) Removal of Culex (Melanoconion) mistura Komp & Rozeboom from the list of Valid Mosquito Species (synonymy with Cx. mistura Dyar by Forattini & Sallum, 1993), reducing the total number of valid species to 3,525. Thanks to Philippe Boussès for pointing this out.

March 2010:

  • (19 Mar) The following changes were made to the list of Valid Mosquito Species: (1) addition of Culex (Culex) vicinus (Taylor, 19916); (2) removal of Orthopodomyia antanosyorum Rodhain & Boutonnier, which was synonymised with Or. vernoni van Someren by Brunhes & Hervy (1995); (3) spelling of Culex (Eumelanomyia) brenquesi corrected to Cx. brenguesi, ‘Ochlerotatus (Protomacleaya)’ nubilis to ‘Oc.’ nubilus, Anopheles (Cellia) paltrinieri to An. paltrinierii, Uranotaenia (Pseudoficalbia) principenis to Ur. principensis, Uranotaenia (Uranotaenia) solominis to Ur. solomonis and Aedimorphus tauffiebi to Am. tauffliebi. The total number of valid mosquito species stands at 3,526.
  • (15 Mar) Addition of Anopheles (Nyssorhynchus) atacamensis González & Sallum, 2010, bringing the total number of Anopheles to 471 and the total number of valid mosquito species to 3,526.
  • (11 Mar) Number of species in subfamily Anophelinae corrected as follows: Anopheles (Anopheles) = 182 (not 189 as previously indicated), Anopheles (Nyssorhynchus) = 34 (not 31 as previous indicated). Total number of species in genus Anopheles = 457 (not 464 as previously indicated); in subfamily Anophelinae = 470 (not 477 as previously indicated). 470 (Anophelinae) + 3,055 (Culicinae) = 3,525 valid species.
  • (11 Mar) spelling of KERTESZIA corrected on subgenus page (previously misspelled as “KERTSZIA”).
  • (1 Mar) Addition of Culex (Lophoceraomyia) singhbhumensis Natarajan & Rajavel, 2009, bringing the total of valid mosquito species to 3,525.

February 2010:

  • Coming soon - a comprehensive, interactive anatomical glossary.
  • (20 Feb) Non-functional links repaired throughout the site.

January 2010:

  • (15 Jan) Spelling of the specific name of Stegomyia w-albus corrected to Stegomyia w-alba, as originally described.

December 2009:

  • (2 Dec) Changes and additions where appropriate to record the new genera and subgenera of tribe Aedini proposed by Reinert et al. (2009), bringing the total number of mosquito genera to 113 (80 in tribe Aedini).

November 2009:

  • (5 Nov) Addition of Toxorhynchites (Lynchiella) hypoptes (Knab, 1907) and Toxorhynchites (Lynchiella) moctezuma (Dyar & Knab, 1906), elevated from synonymy with Toxorhynchites (Lynchiella) theobaldi (Dyar & Knab, 1906) by Zavortink & Chaverri (2009), bringing the total of valid mosquito species to 3,524.
  • (5 Nov) Addition of Wyeomyia (Hystatomyia) baltae Porter, 2009, bringing the total of valid mosquito species to 3,522.

October 2009:

  • (16 Oct) Addition of Anopheles (Nyssorhynchus) janconnae Wilkerson & Sallum, 2009 and Anopheles (Nyssorhynchus) oryzalimnetes Wilkerson & Motoki, 2009, bringing the total of valid mosquito species to 3,521.

September 2009:

  • (30 Sep) Anopheles Classification updated to include funestus-like species and minor changes to the Leucosphyrus Group.
  • (16 Sep) Morphology vocabulary added.
  • (14 Sep) Addition of Anopheles (Cellia) pseudosundaicus Tyagi, Hiriyan, Tewari, Ayanar, Samuel, Arunachalam, Paramasivan, Krishnamoorthy, Dhananjeyan, Leo & Rajendran, 2009, bring the total number of valid mosquito species to 3,519.
  • (7 Sep) Addition of Ochlerotatus dahlae Nielsen, 2009, bringing the total number of valid mosquito species to 3,518.
  • (2 Sep) Removal of loi Lien, 1968, a synonym of fengi Edwards, 1935 (Lu & Ji, 1997), from Genus ‘OCHLEROTATUS’ Lynch Arribálzaga, 1891 sensu auctorum, Subgenus ‘FINLAYA’ Theobald, 1903 sensu auctorum, thus reducing the total number of valid mosquito species to 3,517.

August 2009:

  • Addition of Chagasia ablusa Harbach, 2009, bringing the total number of valid mosquito species to 3,518.
  • Pages for the 26 subgenera of genus Culex (accessible under Culicidae Classification).
  • Complete internal classification of genus Culex (accessible under Resources).
  • Updated Valid Mosquito Species to include Culex (Culex) sechani Brunhes & Boussès, 2009.
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