The biodiversity of black flies (Diptera: Simuliidae) in Indonesia

Hadi, Upik Kesumawati and Takaoka, Hiroyuki (2018) The biodiversity of black flies (Diptera: Simuliidae) in Indonesia. Acta Tropica, 185. pp. 133-137. ISSN 0001-706X, DOI

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Indonesia is one of the megadiversity country in the world endowed with rich and unique biodiversity insects such as blackflies species (Diptera: Simuliidae). Blackflies are found almost anywhere with running water suitable as habitat for the immature stages. This family is one of the most important groups of blood-sucking insects. This study collates the records of Simulium (Diptera: Simuliidae) in previous publications related fauna of Indonesia. Based on the results of this study, there were 124 species of blackflies in Indonesian Archipelago. All species are assigned to the genus Simulium Latreille s.l., and are placed into five subgenera, i.e. Gomphostilbia Enderlein, Morops Enderlein, Nevermannia Enderlein, Simulium Latreille s.str. and Wallacellum Takaoka. Further classification into 27 species groups within the subgenera were also made. Checklists of Indonesian Simuliidae are provided including data on the distribution of each species.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Biodiversity; Diptera; Indonesia; Simuliidae
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation) Office > Tropical Infectious Diseases Research and Education Centre
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2019 06:52
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2019 06:52

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