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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



Abstract

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.