Relationships of Black-Fly Species of the Simulium tuberosum Species-Group (Diptera: Simuliidae) in Peninsular Malaysia, with Keys to Ten Malaysian Species

Takaoka, H. and Sofian-Azirun, Mohd and Hashim, R. and Otsuka, Y. and Belabut, D.M. and Ean, T.P. (2012) Relationships of Black-Fly Species of the Simulium tuberosum Species-Group (Diptera: Simuliidae) in Peninsular Malaysia, with Keys to Ten Malaysian Species. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, 60 (2). pp. 533-538. ISSN 0217-2445

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Abstract

Two species of black flies, Simulium (Simulium) jasmoni Takaoka, Sofian-Azirun & Belabut, 2012 and S. (S.) tiomanense Takaoka, Sofian-Azirun & Belabut, 2012, described from Tioman Island, Pahang, Malaysia, are placed in two different lineages of the tuberosum species-group in the subgenus Simulium (Simulium) Latreille, and have close similarities to S. (S.) tani Takaoka & Davies, 1995 and S. (S.) brevipar Takaoka & Davies, 1995, respectively, which were the only members of the same species-group in the nearest mainland of Peninsular Malaysia. It is suggested that S. (S.) jasmoni and S. (S.) tani in one lineage, as well as S. (S.) tiomanense and S. (S.) brevipar in another, had a common vicariant origin and were isolated after sea levels rose. Comparisons of character states of several pupal morphological features among four species in one lineage and five species in another lineage show that both S. (S.) jasmoni and S. (S.) tiomanense on Tioman Island retain more putative ancestral characters than S. (S.) tani and S. (S.) brevipar and other species in the same lineages on the continent and its adjacent large islands. Keys to 10 Malaysian members of the tuberosum species-group are provided for females, males, pupae, and mature larvae. © National University of Singapore.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Black fly, Identification key, Malaysia, Relationship, Simulium.
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 02:37
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2019 06:15
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/5815

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