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A new species of the Simulium (Simulium)variegatum species-group (Diptera: Simuliidae) from Thailand.

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

Indexed on: 07 Jan '19Published on: 07 Jan '19Published in: Acta Tropica



Abstract

A new species of black fly, Simulium (Simulium) luculentum, is described from specimens collected in Thailand, and is assigned to the Simulium variegatum species-group of the subgenus Simulium Latreille. This new species is distinguished from most members of this species group in the female by the mid femur and tibia entirely yellowish; and in the pupa by the gill with six filaments, which are somewhat inflated basally. This species represents the fifth member of the S. variegatum species-group recorded from Thailand. Copyright © 2019. Published by Elsevier B.V.