Simulium (Gomphostilbia) asakoae Takaoka & Davies, 1995

Takaoka, Hiroyuki, Ya’Cob, Zubaidah & Sofian-Azirun, Mohd, 2018, Classification, annotated list and keys for the black flies (Diptera: Simuliidae) of Peninsular Malaysia, Zootaxa 4498 (1), pp. 1-65: 11

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4498.1.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:334E786F-2793-4F10-909C-4ABBDA4075ED

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03951057-FFC3-CA63-FF3D-148BFA02F9F4

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Simulium (Gomphostilbia) asakoae Takaoka & Davies, 1995
status

 

2. Simulium (Gomphostilbia) asakoae Takaoka & Davies, 1995 

Simulium (Gomphostilbia) asakoae Takaoka & Davies, 1995: 55  –60 (Female, male, pupa and larva); Takaoka et al., 2017a: 15–23 (Female, male, pupa and larva).

This species is characterized in the male by the bright vermilion upper-eye large facets, and in the pupa by abdominal segments 1 and 2 each darkened and tuberculate on the dorsal surface.

The pupae and larvae of this species mainly breed in small streams at medium to high elevations (500–1,813 m) in Cameron Highlands (Ya’cob et al., 2016b).

It was recorded from Thailand (Takaoka and Saito, 1999), Hong Kong (Takaoka et al., 1995), Myanmar ( Takaoka et al., 2017c) and Vietnam ( Takaoka et al., 2014c).

This species was reported to be a vector of unknown filarial species in Thailand ( Fukuda et al., 2003; Ishii et al., 2008). However, a reconfirmation of the vector species is needed because there are several member species of the S. asakoae  species-group, of which females are morphologically similar to one another ( Takaoka et al., 2013a).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Simuliidae

Genus

Simulium

Loc

Simulium (Gomphostilbia) asakoae Takaoka & Davies, 1995

Takaoka, Hiroyuki, Ya’Cob, Zubaidah & Sofian-Azirun, Mohd 2018

2018
Loc

Simulium (Gomphostilbia) asakoae

Takaoka & Davies 1995: 55

1995