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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 99, No. 5, 2004, pp. 443-470
Bioline Code: oc04101
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 99, No. 5, 2004, pp. 443-470

 en Blackflies (Diptera: Simuliidae) of Southern Guyana with Keys for the Identification of Adults and Pupae - A Review
AJ Shelley; LM Hernández & JB Davies


A revision is made of the previously poorly studied blackfly fauna from the south-western border of Guyana with Brazil. Notes on the biosystematics of the species found are provided, together with keys and illustrations based on their morphology. Of the 14 species recorded, eight are anthropophilic and two of these ( Simulium oyapockense check for this species in other resources s.l. and S. guianense s.l.) are proven vectors of human onchocerciasis in the nearby Amazonia focus of the disease in neighbouring Brazil.

blackflies - Simuliidae - Neotropical region - taxonomy - Guyana

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