A new species and four newly recorded species of black flies (Diptera: Simuliidae) from Bhutan

Takaoka, H. and Namgay, R. and Somboon, P. (2021) A new species and four newly recorded species of black flies (Diptera: Simuliidae) from Bhutan. Tropical Biomedicine, 38 (1). pp. 81-85. ISSN 0127-5720, DOI https://doi.org/10.47665/tb.38.1.014.

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Simulium (Simulium) thimphuense sp. nov. is described from a pupa and a mature larva in Bhutan. This new species is placed in the S. multistriatum species-group, and is characterized by the pupal gill with eight thread-like filaments divergent basally at an acute angle when viewed laterally and the cocoon slipper-shaped with several small openings anterolaterally. Four species of Simulium (Simulium) are newly recorded from Bhutan: S. barraudi Puri in the S. multistriatum species-group, S. nodosum Puri in the S. nobile species-group, S. chiangmaiense Takaoka & Suzuki in the S. striatum species-group and S. himalayense Puri in the S. variegatum species-group. Our study increases the number of black fly species known from Bhutan from 18 to 23.

Item Type: Article
Funders: Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University (PAR-2563-07268), Office of Research Administration, Chiang Mai University, Higher Institution Center of Excellence (HICoE) program (MO002-2019)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Simulium; Blackfly; Taxonomy; New species; Bhutan
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Ms Zaharah Ramly
Date Deposited: 25 May 2022 06:30
Last Modified: 25 May 2022 06:30
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/27151

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