A New Black Fly Species of Simulium (Gomphostilbia) (Diptera: Simuliidae) From Thailand.

Research paper by Hiroyuki H Takaoka, Wichai W Srisuka, Atiporn A Saeung

Indexed on: 06 Oct '17Published on: 06 Oct '17Published in: Journal of medical entomology


Simulium (Gomphostilbia) fukudae sp. nov. is described based on females, males, pupae, and larvae from Thailand. This new species is placed in the Simulium batoense species-group of Simulium (Gomphostilbia). It is characterized by the female frons almost bare, male paramere covered with minute setae, pupal gill composed of six slender filaments, pupal terminal hooks cone-shaped, and cocoon with an anterodorsal projection. Taxonomic notes are given to separate this new species from the most similar species, Simulium (G.) sextuplum Takaoka & Davies and Simulium (G.) paukatense Takaoka, both from Malaysia.