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Species Culex stigmatosoma - Banded Foul Water Mosquito

Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Nematocera" (Non-Brachycera))
Infraorder Culicomorpha (Mosquitoes and Midges)
Family Culicidae (Mosquitoes)
Tribe Culicini
Genus Culex
Species stigmatosoma (Banded Foul Water Mosquito )
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Split from synonymization under Culex peus(1) (now C. thriambus)(2)
Explanation of Names
Culex stigmatosoma Dyar, 1907
stigmatosoma = from the Ancient Greek στίγματο (stígmato) meaning 'marked or spotted' + σῶμα (sôma) meaning 'body'
Identification
Scutum with middorsal acrostichal setae, hindtarsomeres with distinct apical and basal bands of pale scales, proboscis with complete distinct ring of pale scales, anterior of forefemur and tibia without pale striping, oval-shaped dark marks on abdominal sterna.(3)
Works Cited
1.Culex stigmatosoma and Cx. peus: identification of female adults in the United States
Dan Strickman. 1988. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association 4(4):555-6.
2.Conservation of the names Culex stigmatosoma and Culex thriambus
B.F. Eldridge & R.E. Harbach. 1992. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association 8(1):104-5.
3.Identification And Geographical Distribution Of The Mosquitoes: Of North America, North Of Mexico
Richard F., Jr. Darsie, RONALD A. WARD, Chien C. Chang, Taina Litwak. 2004. University Press of Florida.