Observations on the taxonomic status of Anopheles subalpinus Hackett & Lewis and An. Melanoon Hackett

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2002
Authors:Y. - M. Linton, Smith, L., Harbach, R. E.
Journal:European Mosquito Bulletin
Date Published:08/2002

<p>Progeny broods of An. maculipennis s.l. from Greece were identified as An. subalpinus Hackett &amp; Lewis based on egg&nbsp;morphology and the original species descriptions. DNA sequence data from members of the progeny broods were&nbsp;compared to previously published sequences for members of the&nbsp;An. maculipennis&nbsp;complex. The sequences were&nbsp;99.54-100% identical to those of An. melanoon Hackett, typified by its uniformly black egg. These results are discussed&nbsp;in relation to those of other workers, and An. subalpinus is formally synonymised with An. melanoon.</p>

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