Morphometric geometric study of wing shape in Culex quinquefasciatus Say (Diptera: Culicidae) from Tamil Nadu, India

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K. Manimegalai
M. Arunachalam
R. Udayakumari

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The morphometric geometric study was carried out in 10 males and 10 females of Culex quinquefasciatus. There are 23 landmarks corresponding to points at which wing veins either branch or intersect the margin of the wing. Relative warp analysis has been proved to be very efficient in distinguishing the variation of shape in male and female wings. The multivariate analysis of co-variance (MANCOVA) showed a clear separation of the male and female wings.

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Manimegalai, K., Arunachalam, M. and Udayakumari, R. 2009. Morphometric geometric study of wing shape in Culex quinquefasciatus Say (Diptera: Culicidae) from Tamil Nadu, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 1, 5 (May 2009), 263–268. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/JoTT.o1982.263-8.
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Author Biographies

K. Manimegalai

K. Manimegalai, is a Reader and the fields of specialization are: control of vector species of mosquitoes using plant extracts, mosquito taxonomy using wing shape analysis.

M. Arunachalam

M. Arunachalam, is a Professor and his fields of specialization are: stream / river / wetlands ecology, fish ecology, fish habitat mapping using GIS, fish taxonomy and phylogenetics, morphometric geometry of shape analysis of the wings of aquatic insects and mosquitoes and shape analysis of cypriniform fishes.

R. Udayakumari

R. Udayakumari was a M.Phil., Scholar