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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz

Print version ISSN 0074-0276On-line version ISSN 1678-8060

Mem. Inst. Oswaldo Cruz vol.84  suppl.4 Rio de Janeiro  1989 

Taxonomic study and redescription of Culex (Melanoconion) theobaldi (Lutz, 1904) (Diptera: Culicidae)

Oswaldo Paulo Forattini1 

Maria Anice Mureb Sallum1 

Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Saúde Pública, Departamento de Epidemiologia, São Paulo, Brasil


Based on type examination, Culex (Melanoconion) theobaldi (Lutz, 1904) is redescribed. The species Cx. (Mel.) chrysonotum Dyar & Knab, 1908, was put back as synonym of theobaldi. Besides, examination of Cx. (Mel.) chrysothorax (Newstead & Thomas, 1910) type, leads to retiring as synonym of theobaldi and considered it as "species inquirenda".


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