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August 23, 1902

DESCRIPTION OF A NEW ANOPHELES.

JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(8):426-427. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.52480340020001g
Abstract

In carrying on the work on the mosquitoes of the Philippine Islands lately begun in connection with the study of tropical diseases by the Medical Department, U. S. A.,* some very interesting points have already developed. The Stegomyia fasciata, Fabricius, has been sent in from nearly every post where collections have been made, and five species of anopheles, one of which— a new species—is described below, were collected between Sept. 1 and Oct. 5, 1901. Culex fatigans Weid. is of course common and another mosquito which the English surgeons have in the last year proven a carrier of the embryo of filaria nocturna, Panoplites (Mansonia) Africanus, Theobald, was taken in large numbers in and near Manila.

ANOPHELES PHILIPPINENSIS.—Ludlow. 

Female:  Head very dark brown, with white creamy (yellowish) scales scattered on top, and more thickly toward the front, long white tuft in front, a few yellowish scales on the sides,

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