Descriptions of Two New Species of Simulium (Simulium) (Diptera: Simuliidae) from Tioman Island, Peninsular Malaysia

Takaoka, H. and Sofian-Azirun, Mohd and Belabut, D.M. (2012) Descriptions of Two New Species of Simulium (Simulium) (Diptera: Simuliidae) from Tioman Island, Peninsular Malaysia. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, 60 (2). pp. 399-409. ISSN 0217-2445

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Abstract

Two new species of black flies, Simulium (Simulium) jasmoni and S. (S.) tiomanense, are described on the basis of adult, pupal and larval specimens collected from Tioman Island, Pahang, Malaysia, and are placed in the tuberosum species-group in the subgenus Simulium (Simulium) Latreille. Simulium (S.) jasmoni, new species, is characterised by the female tarsal claw with a minute subbasal projection, an unusual characteristic within the species-group, and S. (S.) tiomanense, new species, is striking in having a dichoptic male head, a characteristic rarely recorded in the family Simuliidae, as well as the pupal thoracic integument with a pit-like organ near the base of each gill. Taxonomic notes are given to separate these new species from other related species. © National University of Singapore.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Black fly, Malaysia, New species, Simulium, Tioman Island.
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Institute of Biological Sciences
Depositing User: miss munirah saadom
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2013 04:08
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2019 06:09
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/5792

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