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A morphological study of the Anopheles punctulatus group (Diptera: Culicidae) in the Solomon Islands, with a description of Anopheles (Cellia) irenicus Schmidt, sp.n.

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  09 March 2007

E.R. Schmidt
Affiliation:
Tropical Health Program, ACITHN, Medical School, University of Queensland, Brisbane 4072, Australia
D.H. Foley
Affiliation:
Tropical Health Program, ACITHN, Medical School, University of Queensland, Brisbane 4072, Australia
H. Bugoro
Affiliation:
Solomon Islands Medical Training and Research Institute, Honiara, Solomon Islands
J.H. Bryan*
Affiliation:
Tropical Health Program, ACITHN, Medical School, University of Queensland, Brisbane 4072, Australia
*
*Fax: (07) 3365 5599 E-mail: J.Bryan@sph.uq.edu.au

Abstract

A description of Anopheles (Cellia) irenicus Schmidt, sp.n. (formerly A. farauti No. 7) is provided. This species is one of six recorded from the Solomon Islands within the A. punctulatus group, which contains the major vectors of the causative agents of malaria and lymphatic filariasis in the southwest Pacific. Morphological markers are described for adult females, fourth-instar larvae and pupae that identify most specimens of A. irenicus. Keys are presented to distinguish members of the A. punctulatus group in the Solomon Islands.

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Research Article
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Copyright © Cambridge University Press 2003

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