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Roberto Levi-Castillo

José Roberto Levi-Castillo, Ecuadorian medical entomologist, historian and philatelist (Guayaquil 26 January 1921 – Quito 29 October 2006)
 
 
 

Discovered that varieties of an Anopheles species are geographically specific

El complejo Pseudopunctipennis en el Ecuador (Diptera, Culicidae). Univ. Guayaquil 28 September: 1-7, 1944
 

Developed a box for transport of mosquitoes larva and pupa used worldwide

Una caja para transportar larvas de mosquito vivas. Rev. Kubana Med. Trop. Parasitol. 10:211-2, 1947

Developed a mounting medium for pieces of mosquitoes

El uso del alcool polivinilico de viscosidad media como un medio para el montaje de las larvas, pupas y terminalia masculina de los mosquitos. Rev. Kuba Med. Trop. 5-6:76-8, 1950 

 
Authored Los mosquitos Haemagogus de America del Sur (1951), translated into English and German 

The possible role of Chara fragilis in mosquito control. Science 100:266, 1944

 
 

DESCRIBED DIPTERA TAXA 

Subgenera

Longipalpifer 1951

Osornomyia 1955

Species

Anopheles rivadeneirai 1945

Anopheles gomezdelatorrei 1955

Culex azuayus 1954

Culex babahoyensis 1953

Culex guayasi 1953

Culex quitensis 1953

Haemagogus soperi 1955

Haemagogus garciai 1955

Limatus andinus 1954

Limatus guayasi 1954

Psophora garciai 1953

Toxorhynchites aequatorianus 1953

Trichoprosopon andinum 1953

Trichoprosopon cotopaxensis 1953

Uranotaenia aequatorianna 1953

Wyeomyia aequatoriana 1954

Wyeomyia amazonica 1954

Wyeomyia esmeraldasi 1955

Subspecies

Anopheles pseudopunctipennis levicastilloi 1944

Anopheles pseudopunctipennis rivadeneirai 1945