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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 99, No. 1, 2004, pp. 45-52
Bioline Code: oc04008
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 99, No. 1, 2004, pp. 45-52

 en Simulium (Chirostilbia) bifenestratum (Diptera, Simuliidae), a New Black-fly Species from the Atlantic Forest, State of São Paulo, Brazil
Neusa Hamada & Mateus Pepinelli

Abstract

The larva, pupa, male, and female of Simulium bifenestratum check for this species in other resources n. sp. are described and illustrated. The pupae of the new species have 10 gill filaments, thick at their base and arranged in a three-dimensional way, surrounding the head and thorax. Its pupal cocoon is peculiar, not found in any of the known Brazilian black-fly species; it is very thick and hard with two openings in the anterior region. S. bifenestratum n. sp. was collected in one stream in the Bocaina mountain chain, Atlantic forest, in São José do Barreiro county, state of São Paulo, in a high (1500 m) natural grassland. Larvae and pupae were collected on the edges of small waterfalls and in places with-high speed laminar water flow, attached to the bedrock.

Keywords
aquatic insects - black fly - Chirostilbia - Simuliidae - Bocaina - Brazil

 
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