Volume 81, Issue 6
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


While analyzing wild mosquitoes caught in Paju, South Korea, we identified one egg-laying hybrid female between and . Additional evidence was obtained by identifying several F progeny and conducting self-crossing between them. Sequencing of mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1 sequence suggested that the maternal origin of the female should be . Additionally, observation of only two distinct genotypes of F progeny (double band, hybrid type, and single-band type) more closely resembled a situation of natural back-crossing between a hybrid female and male . Results of self-crossing between F progeny was impaired and yielded abnormally low larval hatchings (3.7%). Overall, the observation of 1 female from 658 caught-wild mosquitoes indicated possible natural hybridization among members of the Hyrcanus group from South Korea.


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  • Received : 11 Mar 2009
  • Accepted : 18 Aug 2009
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