A Note on the Presence of Anopheles Albimanus in Barbados

LLoyd E. Rozeboom Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland

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In the preceding paper Charles and Senevet raise a question concerning the accuracy of the identification of Anopheles albimanus which Seagar had reported from Barbados. Among the material in the collection of the Department of Parasitology, the Johns Hopkins University, there are four pinned adults (one male and three females) bearing the following label: “A. albimanus—Barbados—1928. Received Apr. 24.” There is also a slide mount of the terminalia of two males, and another slide on which is mounted some first, second, and two third stage larvae. These slides are labelled “Anopheles albimanus. Barbados, 1928” in the late Dr. F. M. Root's handwriting. Presumably all this material had been sent to Root for confirmation of identification, so that these specimens probably represent some of the original material taken on Barbados by Seagar.

Two of the females are in good condition and I would identify them without hesitation as being A. albimanus.