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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 107, No. 1, 2012, pp. 102-110
Bioline Code: oc12015
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 107, No. 1, 2012, pp. 102-110

 en Simulium ( Psilopelmia) virescens check for this species in other resources , a new black-fly species (Diptera: Simuliidae) from the southwestern region of the state of Bahia, Brazil
Hamada, Neusa; da Silva, Nayra Gomes & da Silva Pereira, Eleny


The last-instar larva, pupa, male and female of Simulium virescens check for this species in other resources sp. nov. are described and illustrated. This species has a peculiar larva, which has an elongated head capsule and light-green colour. The first thoracic segment has tubercle on its dorsal region and the third thoracic segment has one pair of tubercles; the first to the fourth abdominal segments have one pair of tubercles on each segment. Until now this new species had only been collected at the type locality, which is on the middle stretch of the Correntina River in the southwestern portion of the state of Bahia, Brazil. Females were voraciously biting humans during the field work. This new species represents the second species of Simulium (Psilopelmia) in Brazil and the first registered outside of the Brazilian Amazon Region.

aquatic insects - neotropical region - agricultural region - São Francisco River basin

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