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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 96, No. 4, 2001, pp. 483-496
Bioline Code: oc01074
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 96, No. 4, 2001, pp. 483-496

 en Simulium cuasiexiguum, a New Blackfly Species (Diptera: Simuliidae) from the Minaçu Area in the State of Goiás, Central Brazil
AJ Shelley; APA Luna Dias; M Maia-Herzog; CA Lowry; PR Garritano; M Penn & M Camargo

Abstract

During studies of Simuliidae at a suspected new focus of human onchocerciasis in central Brazil a new species of Simulium was found. Full descriptions of the adults and pupae of this species, S. cuasiexiguum, are described here, its affinities to closely related species in the subgenus Notolepria are discussed and its distribution in Brazil recorded.

Keywords
Simuliidae, Neotropica, taxonomy, cuasiexiguum, onchocerciasis, Goiás, Brazil

 
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