Morphological and Molecular Analyses ofSimulium rufibasis(Diptera: Simuliidae) in Thailand

Takaoka, Hiroyuki and Srisuka, Wichai and Low, Van Lun and Saeung, Atiporn (2018) Morphological and Molecular Analyses ofSimulium rufibasis(Diptera: Simuliidae) in Thailand. Journal of Medical Entomology, 56 (2). pp. 408-415. ISSN 0022-2585, DOI

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A man-biting black fly species so far regarded as Simulium rufibasis Brunetti in Thailand was morphologically analyzed. It was found to be almost indistinguishable in the female from S. rufibasis sensu stricto but distinguishable in the male by the slender fore basitarsus and abdominal segments 2, 6, and 7 each with a pair of shiny dorsolateral patches, and in the pupa by the absence of spine-combs on abdominal segment 7 and terminal hooks on segment 9. It is described as a new species, Simulium tenebrosum. Taxonomic notes are given to separate it from all 11 known species of the S. rufibasis subgroup of the Simulium (Simulium) tuberosum species-group. An analysis of the COI gene sequences shows that this new species is distantly separated from the closely related species. © The Author(s) 2018. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of Entomological Society of America. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Funders: A research grant from University of Malaya (RP021A/16SUS), Thailand Research Fund, Office of the Higher Education Commission through the Research Grant for New Scholar (grant MRG5980101), Diamond Research Grant (Contract number 120/2560) from the Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University, Thailand
Uncontrolled Keywords: taxonomy; aquatic insects; biodiversity; COI gene; Oriental Region
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QH Natural history
Q Science > QR Microbiology
R Medicine
Divisions: Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation) Office > Tropical Infectious Diseases Research and Education Centre
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2020 04:27
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2020 04:27

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