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Dr. Rampa Rattanarithikul received the Belkin Award by AMCA

Dr. Rampa Rattanarithikul received the Belkin Award by AMCA

Dr.Rampa Rattanarithikul is pictured receiving the Belkin Award, the highest honor given by the American Mosquito Control Association during its annual meeting  in Anaheim, CA (20-24 March 2011).  Dr. Rampa dedicated over 50 years to AFRIMS as a mosquito taxonomist during which period she collected, pin-mounted, and identified hundreds of thousands of mosquitoes that culminated into a one-of-a-kind six-volume taxonomic key to the mosquitoes of Thailand.

 


Anopheles (Cellia) rampae n. sp., alias chromosomal form K of the Oriental Maculatus Group (Diptera: Culicidae) in Southeast Asia (full article)

PRADYA SOMBOON1, DAMRONGPAN THONGWAT2 & RALPH E. HARBACH3,4
1Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand.
E-mail: psomboon@med.cmu.ac.th
2Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Naresuan University, Phitsanulok 65000, Thailand.
E-mail: damrongpanth@nu.ac.th
3Department of Entomology, Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, U.K. E-mail: r.harbach@nhm.ac.uk
4Corresponding author

Abstract
Chromosomal form K (also known as species K) of the Anopheles maculatus group of sibling species in the Oriental Region is diagnosed and formally named An. (Cellia) rampae Harbach & Somboon, n. sp. The male genitalia, pupa and fourth-instar larva are illustrated and information is provided on the morphology, systematics, bionomics and distribution of the species.

Key words: Anopheles rampae, Anopheles maculatus, mosquitoes, Neocellia Series, new species


 

Dr. Rampa's article at the New York Times

 

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