Subgenus Petermattinglyius Reinert, Harbach & Kitching, 2009

Type species: 

Aedes iyengari Edwards, 1923.


Subfamily Culicinae, tribe Aedini, genus Aedes. Subgenus Petermattinglyius includes five species classified in two species groups, the Aglaonotus and Petermattinglyius Groups. Subgenus abbreviation – Pet.


Characters that diagnose Pseudarmigeres in the phylogeny of Aedini recovered in the study of Reinert et al. (2009) are indicated by an asterisk (*). ADULTS – Vertex with broad decumbent scales, erect scales mainly on occiput; *eyes contiguous above antennal pedicels; maxillary palpus of females with pale scales distally (pale scales absent in Ae. whartoni and Ae. punctipes), *maxillary palpus of males with palpomeres 4 and 5 slightly downturned, palpomere 5 with pale scales at least basally (dark-scaled in Ae. whartoni); proboscis longer than forefemur, entirely dark-scaled in females, with narrow pale band distal to mid-length in males (entirely dark-scaled in Ae. whartoni); scutum with at least posterior 0.25 covered with broad scales that extend anteriorly over supraalar areas; acrostichal setae and dorsocentral setae absent; scutellum covered with broad dark scales; paratergite with pale scales; antepronotum and postpronotum with broad scales, sometimes also with narrow scales; postspiracular area without scales, subspiracular area, upper proepisternum, upper and lower areas of mesokatepisternum and mesepimeron with broad pale scales; prealar scales present or absent; lower mesepimeral setae present (absent in Ae. whartoni); wing dark-scaled with *pale patch at base of costa; *remigium with dorsal setae; upper calypter with setae on margin; alula with dark scales on posterior margin and few broad dark scales above marginal scales; postprocoxal membrane with broad pale scales (absent in Ae. whartoni); *all femora with preapical pale band and pale scales at apex; *tibiae with several median pale bands or spots (absent in Ae. whartoni); hindtarsomere 1 with pale basal and pale apical spots and 2 median bands (latter absent in Ae. whartoni); ungues all equal and simple in females, fore- and midungues unequal in males, larger unguis with one tooth (midunguis of Ae. franciscoi without tooth); abdominal tergum I with basomedian pale patch (absent in Ae. whartoni) and broad pale scales on laterotergite; segment VII laterally compressed in females. FEMALE GENITALIA – Tergum VIII and sternum VIII with numerous broad scales, sternum with *seta 2-S inserted lateral to seta 1-S; tergum IX wider than long, with median caudal emargination separating rounded lobes, each with 1–6 setae (rarely 1 lobe without setae); postgenital lobe with emargination; lower vaginal sclerite absent; insula tongue-like, with 2–4 distal tuberculi, without setae; 3 spermathecal capsules. MALE GENITALIA – Tergum IX lobes setose; sternum IX with 1 or more posterior setae; gonocoxite with numerous broad scales on lateral and ventral surfaces, dorsal surface with several short flattened setae distally on mesal margin (absent in Ae. whartoni), ventral surface with small patch of long setae proximally on mesal margin (less well developed in Ae. franciscoi), gonostylus attached apically, *gonostylus/gonocoxite index ≥ 0.73, single *preapical gonostylar claw inserted some distance from apex; claspette a small basal plaque with several short setae; aedeagus comprised of 2 lateral sclerites, each with elongate lateral teeth extending from base to apex; cercal setae absent. LARVAE – Antenna short, without spicules (long with few spicules in Ae. whartoni); seta 1-C single; seta 4-C multi-branched, inserted mesal and slightly posterior to seta 6-C; seta 5-C single, inserted posterior to setae 4,6,7-C; seta 12-C branched, inserted mesal to seta 13-C; seta 13-C single, longer than seta 12-C; *seta 14-C single; seta 19-C absent; setae 1–3-P not on common setal support plate; seta 6-P single, longer than branched setae 5,7-P; seta 5-M single, noticeably longer than setae 6,7-M; seta 6-I–V double, aciculate; seta 7-I single or double; seta 12-I absent; seta 8-II with 2 or 3 branches; seta 1-VII noticeably longer than saddle; siphon relatively short (long in Ae. whartoni), seta 1-S single, inserted distal to pecten; saddle incomplete ventrally; seta 1-X single, inserted on saddle; ventral brush (seta 4-X) with several 2–4 branched setae inserted on grid with transverse bars and *2 branched precratal setae. PUPAE – Trumpet with weakly developed tracheoid area; seta 6-CT single, much shorter than seta 7-CT; seta 11-CT longer than seta 12-CT, both single; seta 1-II short, double, rarely triple; seta 3-II,III long, single; seta 6-VII inserted mesal and posterior to seta 9-VII; seta 9-VIII with 2–5 branches; paddle with very shallow apical emargination and fringe of hair-like spicules on outer and inner margins (absent in Ae. whartoni); seta 1-Pa short, single (branched in Ae. whartoni). See Aedes

Phylogenetic relationships: 

Petermattinglyius was recovered as the sister to (Alanstonea + Pseudarmigeres) + Heizmannia in the morphology-based phylogeny of Reinert et al. (2009), and that clade was sister to another comprised of subgenus Lorrainea + (((genus Udaya + (subgenus Belkinius + genus Zeugnomyia)) + (genus Eretmapodites + genus Armigeres)). Petermattinglyius was recovered as the sister of genus Heizmannia + subgenus Pseudarmigeres in the study of Wilkerson et al. (2015).

Bionomics and disease relations: 

The immature stages of Petermattinglyius species are normally found in bamboo and occasionally in holes in trees or logs. Females have been collected biting humans, in human-baited traps and light traps, and resting in houses.

Species of subgenus Petermattinglyius are not known to be of medical importance to humans.


Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore and Thailand.

Principal references: 

Reinert, 1970 (Southeast Asia, as Diceromyia); Reinert et al., 2009 (as genus, morphology, phylogeny); Rattanarithikul et al., 2010 (as genus, Thailand, keys, bionomics); Reinert, 2010 (fas genus, emale genitalia[/no-lexcion]); Wilkerson et al., 2015 (phylogeny, classification)..

Species groups: 
Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith