Descriptions of a new Aedes species and subspecies of the subgenus Aedimorphus, from southwest Cameroon and updated key for the species of the “Domesticus group”

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  • Cyril Kowo Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, University of Buea, Buea, Cameroon https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1880-1733
  • Marie Paul Audrey Mayi Vector Borne Diseases Laboratory of the Research Unit of Biology and Applied Ecology (VBID-RUBAE), Department of Animal Biology, Faculty of Sciences of the University of Dschang, Dschang, Cameroon https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2735-8232
  • Antonio Paulo Gouveia de Almeida Global Health and Tropical Medicine (GHTM), Institute of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (IHTM), NOVA University of Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0751-4488
  • David Foncha Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, University of Buea, Buea, Cameroon https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5476-1978
  • Mirabel Elad Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, University of Buea, Buea, Cameroon https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9090-1459
  • Esack Andongma Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, University of Buea, Buea, Cameroon https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3087-5700
  • Damian Nota Anong Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, University of Buea, Buea, Cameroon
  • Charlene Djomo Higher Institute of Environmental Science, Yaounde, Cameroon
  • Jerome Fru-Cho Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, University of Buea, Buea, Cameroon
  • Ravinder Sehgal Department of Biology, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, USA https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5255-4641
  • Anthony John Cornel Mosquito Control Research Laboratory, Department of Entomology and Nematology and Vector Genetics Laboratory, Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, University of California at Davis, Parlier, USA https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2735-8232

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17159/2254-8854/2023/a15181

Keywords:

Aedes stenostylus; Aedes leptolabis ssp. talangayensis n. sp; Aedes ovazzai; Aedes tauffliebi

Abstract

Male specimens of Aedes stenostylus Cornel, Kowo & Mayi sp. nov. and Aedes leptolabis ssp. talangayensis Cornel, Kowo & Mayi sp. nov. are described. They were collected mainly by sweep netting through forest floor vegetation in partially logged areas and in the surrounding pristine forest (Talangaye Forest) in the Nguti Subdivision in the south-west region of Cameroon. An updated key of the Aedimorphus “Domesticus group” species, based on the morphology of the male genitalia is provided.

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2023-07-21

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Kowo C, Mayi MPA, de Almeida APG, Foncha D, Elad M, Andongma E, Nota Anong D, Djomo C, Fru-Cho J, Sehgal R, Cornel AJ. Descriptions of a new Aedes species and subspecies of the subgenus Aedimorphus, from southwest Cameroon and updated key for the species of the “Domesticus group”. Afr. Entomol. [Internet]. 2023 Jul. 21 [cited 2024 Feb. 28];31. Available from: https://www.africanentomology.com/article/view/15181

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