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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 93, No. 3, 1998, pp. 317-325
Bioline Code: oc98061
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 93, No. 3, 1998, pp. 317-325

 en A new species of Simulium (Diptera: Simuliidae) from open areas in Central Amazonia, Brazil
Neusa Hamada & Peter H Adler

Abstract

The larva, pupa, male and female of Simulium daltanhani n. sp.
are described and illustrated. This species shares diagnostic
characteristics with Simulium quadrifidum Lutz, Simulium
cauchense Floch & Abonnenc, Simulium brevifurcatum Lutz and
Simulium siolii Py-Daniel. It was collected in three counties
(Manaus, Presidente Figueiredo and Itacoatiara) in the State of Amazonas,
Brazil. Its habitat includes streams in disturbed, open areas where the
forest has been cut for road construction; it was not collected in adjacent
forested streams, suggesting that it colonizes disturbed habitats. The
larval subesophageal ganglion is discussed as a useful character, when
pigmented, to distinguish this species within a limited geographic
area.

Keywords
Amazon - aquatic insects - black fly - Simuliidae - Simulium

 
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