Important References:Reinert et al. 2009 (phyl., class.)
Rattanrithikul et al. (L*, F*; keys, bion.; Thailand)
Wilkerson et al. 2015 (phyl., class.; to subg. of genus Aedes)
Abstract.--Borichinda Harbach and Rattanarithikul, n. gen., is introduced as a new
mosquito genus of tribe Aedini for a previously unknown cave-dwelling species,
Borichinda cavernicola Rattanarithikul and Harbach, n. sp., in Thailand. A diagnosis
of the genus is provided that features unique anatomical characters of the adult,
pupal, and larval stages of the type species. The affinities of Borichinda and Bc.
cavernicola are discussed in terms of their position in the phylogeny of Aedini. The
male and female genitalia, pupa, fourth-instar larva, and terminal abdominal
segments of the third-instar larva of the new species are illustrated. Sequence data are
provided for the second nuclear internal spacer region (ITS2) and a 522-bp fragment
of the mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase I (COI) gene. Cladistic analysis of
morphological data indicates that Borichinda is more closely related to Isoaedes and
Ayurakitia than to other genera of tribe Aedini. Salient differences that distinguish
these three genera are contrasted.