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It is this arrangement of black and white, or coloured, Fig 4· 3 Thorax and scutellum of (a) a culicine mosquito showing trilobed scutellum and (b) an anopheline mosquito with rounded posterior margin to the scutellum. costa fringe subcosta ~ cross 2 2 - - scales~- 6 Fig 4-4 5 Diagram of a wing of a mosquito showing numbering of wing veins and fringe scales. Introduction to mosquitoes Fig 4· 5 Last segment of the tarsus of a Culex mosquito showing empodium and fleshy pulvilli. 8b). These are part of the external male genitalia (terminalia) the morphology of which is important in species identification.
19 almost sueh as a very houses 33 right angles to the surface, whereas in others, An. culicifacies, the angle is much smaller. This is useful characteristic allowing adults resting in and elsewhere to be readily identified as Anopheles. 20) to form a distinctive spotted pattern, which differs according to the species. A few species, however, have the veins covered more or less uniformly with dark (often brown) scales. The most reliable way to distinguish between adult Anopheles and Culicinae is by examination of their heads.
21 MALES Diagram of the heads of adult male and female anophelines and culicines to show differences in the form of the palps. The palps usually lie close to either side of the proboscis but are illustrated here as pulled away from it for a clearer presentation. Introduction to mosquitoes In male Anopheles the ends of the palps sometimes bend outwards away from the proboscis. 22a). 35 The principal characters for separating the various stages in the life-cycles of anopheline and culicine mosquitoes are given in table 4· 1.
A Guide to Medical Entomology by M. W. Service (auth.)