Culex whitmorei (Giles), 1904




Etymology: Not stated [someone named Whitmore]

Type locality: Camp Stotsenburg [Angeles], Pampanga, [Luzon], Philippines

Type depository: Natural History Museum, London, England, United Kingdom (NHMUK)


Lee et al. 1989a

Darsie & Pradhan 1990, 1991

Tanaka 2004a

Rattanarithikul et al. 2005b



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Exemplar DNA sequences

All Culex whitmorei DNA sequences



Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, People’s Republic of China, Philippines, Russia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam.



Giles 1904a: 367 (F; Taeniorhynchus)

Barraud 1923c (L*)

La Casse and Yamaguti 1950: 211 (M*, F*, P*, L*; bionomics, distribution, taxonomy)

Hara 1957: 56 (F*)

Bram 1967b: 253 (M*, F*, L*; bionomics, distribution, taxonomy)

Aslamkhan 1971b (distribution; Pakistan)

Basio 1971b: 61 (M*, bionomics)
Gutsevich et al. 1974: 372 (M*, F, L*)

Baisas 1974: 107 ((M, F, P, L; taxonomy, bionomics, distribution; Philippines)
Tanaka et al. 1975c: 219 (distribution)
Sirivanakarn 1976: 103 (M*, F*, P*, L*; distribution)

Tanaka et al. 1979: 158 ((M*, F*, L*)
Lee et al. 1989a: 275 (F; key, taxonomy, bionomics, distribution, review)

Towsend 1990: 151 (lectotype designation)

Darsie & Pradhan 1990, 1991 (F, L; taxonomy, keys, bionomics, distribution; Nepal)

Tanaka 2004a: 40 (P; taxonomy, key)

Rattanarithikul et al. 2005b (F*, L*; bionomics, distribution, keys)



syn. argenteus Ludlow

1905a: 98 (F; Taeniorhynchus). Type locality: Angeles, Pampanga, Luzon, Philippines (USNM).

syn. plegepennis Theobald

1907: 375 (F; Leucomyia). Type locality: Kobe, [Honshu], Japan (NHMUK).

syn. albus Leicester

1908: 148 (F). Type locality: Kuala Lumpur, [Selangor], Malaya [Malaysia] (NHMUK).

syn. loricatus Leicester

1908: 151 (F). Type locality: Kuala Lumpur, [Selangor], Malaya [Malaysia] (NHMUK).






Aslamkhan, M. (1971b). The mosquitoes of Pakistan. I. A checklist. Mosquito Systematics, 3(4), 147–159.

Baisas, F.E. (1974). The mosquito fauna of Subic Bay Naval Reservation, Republic of the Philippines. San Francisco, CA: First Medical Service Wing (PACAF), Technical Report 72-2.

Barraud, P.J. (1923c). A revision of the culicine mosquitoes of India. Part III. Notes on certain Indian species of the genus Finlaya, Theo. and descriptions of new species. Indian Journal of Medical Research (Calcutta), 11(1), 214–219.

Basio, R.G. (1971b). The Mosquito Fauna of the Philippines (Diptera Culicidae). Monograph No. 4). Manila, Philippines: National Museum of the Philippines.

Bram, R.A. (1967b). Contributions to the mosquito fauna of Southeast Asia. II. The genus Culex in Thailand (Diptera: Culicidae). Contributions of the American Entomological Institute, 2(1), 1–296.

Darsie, R.F., Jr., & Pradhan, S.P. (1990). The mosquitoes of Nepal: Their identification, distribution and biology. Mosquito Systematics, 22(2), 69–130.

Darsie, R.F., Jr., & Pradhan, S.P. (1991). The mosquitoes of Nepal their identification, distribution and biology. Index and corrigendum. Mosquito Systematics, 23(1), 46–49.

Giles, G.M. (1904a). Notes on some collections of mosquitoes, & c., received from the Philippine Islands and Angola; with some incidental remarks upon classification. Journal of Tropical Medicine, 7, 365–369.

Gutsevich, A.V., Monchadskii, A.S., & Shtakel’berg, A.A. (1974). Mosquitoes, Family Culicidae. In Fauna of the USSR. Diptera.  New series No. 100, 3(4)Jerusalem, Israel: Keter Publishing House. (Original work published 1971).

Hara, J. (1957). Studies on the female terminalia of Japanese mosquitoes. Japanese Journal of Experimental Medicine, 27, 45–91.

La Casse, W.J., & Yamaguti, S. (1950). Mosquito fauna of Japan and Korea. Kyoto, Japan: Office of the Surgeon, Headquarters 8th Army, US Army.

Lee, D.J., Hicks, M.M., Debenham, M.L., Griffiths, M., Marks, E.N., Bryan, J.H., & Russell, R.C. (1989a). The Culicidae of the Australasian Region (Vol. 7). Commonwealth Department of Health, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine Monograph Series, 2. Canberra: Australian Government.

Leicester, G.F. (1908). The Culicidae of Malaya. Studies from the Institute for Medical Research, Federated Malay States, 3(3), 18–261.

Ludlow, C.S. (1905a). Mosquito notes. III. The Canadian Entomologist, 37(3), 94–102, 129–135.

Rattanarithikul, R., Harbach, R.E., Harrison, B.A., Panthusiri, P., Jones, J.W., & Coleman, R.E. (2005b). Illustrated keys to the mosquitoes of Thailand. II. Genera Culex and Lutzia. Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, 36(Suppl. 2), 1–97.

Sirivanakarn, S. (1976). Medical entomology studies. III. A revision of the subgenus Culex in the Oriental region (Diptera: Culicidae). Contributions of the American Entomological Institute, 12(2), 1–272.

Tanaka, K., Saugstad, E.S., & Mizusawa, K. (1975c). Mosquitoes of the Ryukyu Archipelago (Diptera: Culicidae). Mosquito Systematics, 7(3), 207–233.

Tanaka, K., Mizusawa, K., & Saugstad, E.S. (1979). A revision of the adult and larval mosquitoes of Japan (including the Ryukyu Archipelago and Ogasawara Islands) and Korea (Diptera: Culicidae). Contributions of the American Entomological Institute, 16, 1–987.

Tanaka, K. (2004a). Studies on the pupal mosquitoes of Japan. 10. Culex (Culex) (Diptera, Culicidae). Japanese Journal of Systematic Entomology, 10(1), 9–42.

Theobald, F.V. (1907). A monograph of the Culicidae of the World (Vol. 5). London, England: British Museum (Natural History).

Townsend, B.C. (1990). Culicidae. In B.C. Townsend, J. E. Chainey, R.W. Crosskey, A.C. Pont, R.P. Lane, J.P.T. Boorman, & C.A. Crouch (Eds.), A catalogue of the types of bloodsucking flies in the British Museum (Natural History) (pp. 35–152). London, England: British Museum (Natural History).



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