New records of species of Metalutzia (Diptera: Culicidae) from Manipur, India
Author(s): Bhubaneshwari Devi Moirangthem and Dhananjoy Chingangbam Singh
Abstract: Mosquito exploration and survey from Manipur had been taken up for the first time and new record of mosquito had been published and could be expected much as the diversity of the mosquito of the Manipuri is untouched. In this aspect more studies of the different places were carried out. Many larvae of mosquito from breeding ground of Yurembam were brought to the laboratory and reared untilled the adult emerged. Each life stages were collected and identification was based in the larvae and adult females. This time predacious mosquito, Lutzia tigripes (de Grandpre and de Charmoy, 1901) is being reported in the present study. Report of this predacious mosquito from Manipur is unexpected as this species is exclusively for the Afrotropical region. Four species of the subspecies of Lutzia (Lt.) are reported but not the Lt. tigripes from India. This could be used to control the other types of mosquito in future studies.
The adult male of Lutzia tigripes
Latreral view of mouth parts showing slightly curved downward proboscis, C-
the mouth part focusing on palp, D-
Dorsal female genital view, E-
Wings which has cross vein r m at nearly same level as base of M3+4
(arrowed) as compare to the wings of F- Culex
species. Bar represents 0.5 mm
How to cite this article:
Bhubaneshwari Devi Moirangthem, Dhananjoy Chingangbam Singh. New records of species of Metalutzia (Diptera: Culicidae) from Manipur, India. Int J Mosq Res 2018;5(3):28-31.