Emily Peyton

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Among Oriental anopheline mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae), several major vectors of forest malaria belong to the group of Anopheles (Cellia) leucosphyrus Dönitz. We have morphologically examined representative material (> 8000 specimens from seven countries) for taxonomic revision of the Leucosphyrus Group. Six new species are here described from adult,(More)
Aedes (Finlaya) japonicus japonicus is recorded for the 1st time in the United States. Four adult females were collected in light traps at 2 sites in New York and one site in New Jersey during the months of August and September 1998. Notes on bionomics are provided. Illustrations of the adult female, male, and larva are included.
An electrophoretic survey of 42 populations of Anopheles pseudopunctipennis collected throughout its known geographic distribution was performed to clarify the taxonomic status of this important malaria vector species. The results indicated strong differences in the allele frequencies of three enzyme loci (glycerol dehydrogenase, 6-phosphogluconate(More)
Results of a recent survey of the 3 species of Anopheles mosquitoes, Anopheles (Nyssorhynchus) aquasalis, Anopheles (Nyssorhynchus) argyritarsis, and Anopheles (Anopheles) pseudopunctipennis, on the island of Grenada are contrasted with the only other published survey of these species on Grenada, which was published in 1938. Results suggest that a(More)
Illustrated keys for the identification of fourth-instar larvae and adult females of seven genera of mosquitoes are presented, along with the geographic distribution of each species and the known immature habitats. Sixty-seven mosquito species belonging to genera Aedeomyia, Ficalbia, Mimomyia, Hodgesia, Coquillettidia, Mansonia, and Uranotaenia are(More)
Recent studies on cytogenetics, behavioral, geographical and distinct morphological characters on adult, pupal and larval stages have revealed that "balabacensis" is a species complex. Anopheles dirus the mainland species, is distributed widely in Thailand and is renowned for its role as primary vector of human malarial parasites. Further, evidence from(More)
A survey of Anopheles pseudopunctipennis larval habitats was performed throughout most of its known geographic range. Eleven key environment variables characterized most larval habitats of this important vector of malaria in the Americas. Larval habitats occurred mainly in valley and foothill areas which were often situated in arid regions. Immatures were(More)
Detailed morphological descriptions and illustrations are provided for the adult male and female, male genitalia, pupal, and larval stages of Anopheles (Anopheles) pseudopunctipennis Theobald, a major vector of human malaria in Central and South America. Taxonomic and related literature records, diagnostic features, distribution, and bionomics of the(More)