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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 95, No. 2, 2000, pp. 179-187
Bioline Code: oc00031
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 95, No. 2, 2000, pp. 179-187

 en New Species Records for the Blackfly (Diptera-Simuliidae) Fauna of Argentina with Description of Adults, Pupa and Larva of Simulium oyapockense s. l. and S. seriatum
S Coscarón & CL Coscarón-Arias

Abstract

Two blackfly species Simulium (Cerqueirellum) oyapockense Floch & Abonnenc and S. (Hemicnetha) seriatum Knab are recorded from Argentina, representing the most southern register for both species. S. oyapockense is a species epidemiologically very important, as a vector of onchocerciasis in the Amazonian focus. Both species are described and illustrated and their distribution are reported, in similarity to others like S. roraimense Nunes de Mello and S. ganalesense Vargas et al. in reference to S. oyapockense and S. mexicanum Bellardi similar to S. seriatum are discussed.

Keywords
Argentina blackflies - new records - Simulium oyapockense - Simulium seriatum - morphological description

 
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