Culex katezari, A new species of mimeticus mosquito (Diptera: Culicidae) from the forest of Gadchiroli region of central India
Author(s): Sanjay Karlekar, Raymond Andrew and Mukund Deshpande
Abstract: The Mimeticus subgroup of Culex is well distinguished by the presence of pale spots on the wings. In this study the presence of pale spots on newly found mosquito was compared morphologically and genetic confirmation was made by insect 16SrRNA gene sequencing by BLAST with all the species belongs to mimeticus subgroup of Culex, i.e. C. mimeticus C. mimulus, C. mimuloides, C. fuscifurcatus, C. orientalis C. jacksoni, C. diengensis, C. fasyi, C. confuses, C. suborientalis, C. solitarius, C. propinquus, C. neomimulus, C. mureli, C. kangi, C. tsengi, and C. tianpingensis. The result reveals that the species is newly identified. The species was from the Katezari village of Gadchiroli district of Mahaarashtra state, and has been named accordingly.
How to cite this article:
Sanjay Karlekar, Raymond Andrew, Mukund Deshpande. Culex katezari, A new species of mimeticus mosquito (Diptera: Culicidae) from the forest of Gadchiroli region of central India. Int J Mosq Res 2020;7(6):54-58.