A new species of Simulium ( Simulium ) (Diptera: Simuliidae) from Genting Highlands, Malaysia

Ya'cob, Zubaidah and Takaoka, Hiroyuki and Low, Van Lun and Sofian-Azirun, Mohd (2018) A new species of Simulium ( Simulium ) (Diptera: Simuliidae) from Genting Highlands, Malaysia. Acta Tropica, 182. pp. 1-3. ISSN 0001-706X, DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actatropica.2018.02.007.

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actatropica.2018.02.007


Simulium (Simulium) rasuli sp. nov. is described from two females collected by a Malaise trap in Genting Highlands, Peninsular Malaysia. This new species is placed in the Simulium christophersi species-group of the subgenus Simulium. The female of this new specie is characterized by the scutum with three longitudinal vittae, dark legs, claw with a small subbasal tooth, and ovipositor valve triangular with its inner margin nearly straight. This new species is distinguished in the female from all the six named species of the species-group by the entirely brownish-black femora and tibiae.

Item Type: Article
Funders: University of Malaya research grant TIDREC RU005-2017, Malaysia One Health University Network (MyOHUN)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Black fly; Simulium; New species; Malaysia
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QH Natural history
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Institute of Biological Sciences
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2019 08:38
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2019 08:38
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/20340

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