Morphological and Molecular Evidence for Multiple Taxa in Simulium parahiyangum (Diptera: Simuliidae), a Geographic Generalist Black Fly in Southeast Asia

Takaoka, Hiroyuki and Low, Van Lun and Srisuka, Wichai and Ya'cob, Zubaidah and Saeung, Atiporn (2018) Morphological and Molecular Evidence for Multiple Taxa in Simulium parahiyangum (Diptera: Simuliidae), a Geographic Generalist Black Fly in Southeast Asia. Journal of Medical Entomology, 55 (6). pp. 1453-1463. ISSN 0022-2585

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1093/jme/tjy109

Abstract

Seven populations of Simulium parahiyangum Takaoka & Sigit (Diptera: Simuliidae), a geographically widespread nominal species of black fly in Southeast Asia, were morphologically and molecularly studied. Three morphoforms based on male and pupal morphological features, and two primary lineages based on the COI gene sequence analysis were recognized. Morphoform 1 (lineage 1) from Sarawak, Malaysia, is identified as S. parahiyangum sensu stricto and morphoform 2 (lineage 2) from Thailand and Vietnam, and morphoform 3 (lineage 1) from Peninsular Malaysia are each regarded as distinct species, although morphoform 3 is partially homosequential for the COI gene with morphoform 1. Morphoforms 2 and 3 are described as Simulium ngaoense sp. nov. and Simulium sazalyi sp. nov., respectively. Overall, S. parahiyangum is not a single geographic generalist but a composite of multiple species.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: black fly; COI gene; phylogenetics; Southeast Asia
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Institute of Biological Sciences
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2019 03:57
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2019 03:57
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/20567

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