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Title: Ultrastructure and morphometry of the egg of Coquillettidia albifera (Prado) with illustrations of male genitalia (Diptera: Culicidae)
Authors: Alencar, Jeronimo
Gil-Santana, Hélcio R.
Mello, Cecilia Ferreira de
Marcondes, Carlos Brisola
Santos-Mallet, Jacenir R.
Affilliation: Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. Laboratório de Diptera. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. Laboratório de Diptera. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. Laboratório de Diptera. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil / Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro. Instituto de Biologia. Programa de Pós-Graduação em Biologia Animal. Seropédica, RJ, Brasil.
Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina. Centro de Ciências Biológicas. Departamento de Microbiologia, Imunologia e Parasitologia. Florianópolis, SC, Brasil.
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. Laboratório Interdisciplinar de Vigilância Entomológica de Dípteros e Hemípteros. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.
Abstract: The ultrastructure and morphometry of the egg of Coquillettidia albifera (Prado) (Diptera: Culicidae) studied under scanning electronic microscopy is presented for the first time. The identification of the species was confirmed by examination of the genitalia of males collected with females. The male genitalia are redescribed and digital photographs are provided. The eggs are elliptical with the anterior region elongate and tubuliform, length 661 ± 2.59 µm and width 183 ± 2.59 µm (ratio length/width 3.61 ± 0.08). The dorsal surface is covered by a hexagonal, pentagonal and rectangular chorionic network with randomly distributed tubercles. The micropylar disc has a diameter of 18.91 ± 0.65 µm, surrounded by a continuous protuberant collar with a thickness of 4.4 ± 0.3 µm. No structure or vestige of cement related to egg attachment was observed.
Keywords: Mosquito
Scanning electron microscopy
Taxonomy
Mansoniini
keywords: Mosquito
Microscopia eletrônica de varredura
Taxonomia
Mansoniini
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: Magnolia Press
Citation: ALENCAR, Jeronimo et al. Ultrastructure and morphometry of the egg of Coquillettidia albifera (Prado) with illustrations of male genitalia (Diptera: Culicidae). Zootaxa, n. 1, p. 145-150, 2019.
DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4565.1.13
ISSN: 1175-5326
Copyright: restricted access
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