Simulium Latreille

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: 5

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-FFCD-CA6D-FF3D-14A1FAFDF9D4

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Simulium Latreille
status

 

Genus Simulium Latreille 

Simulium  is the largest genus of the family Simuliidae  including 1,919 species (82.2%) of the total 2,335 living species ( Adler and Crosskey, 2018) and is widely distributed throughout the world where running fresh waters are available. It is the only genus known in the Oriental Region. The adults are characterized by having a distinct calcipala and pedisulcus coupled with spinules and hairs on the costal vein. The genus Simulium  is divided into 37 subgenera, of which 10 subgenera are known in the Oriental Region ( Asiosimulium Takaoka & Choochote  , Byssodon Enderlein  , Daviesellum  , Eusimulium Roubaud  , Gomphostilbia Enderlein  , Montisimulium Rubtsov  , Nevermannia Enderlein  , Simulium Latreille  , Wallacellum Takaoka  and Wilhelmia Enderlein  ). However, only four subgenera ( Daviesellum  , Gomphostilbia  , Nevermannia  and Simulium  ) are recorded from Peninsular Malaysia.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Simuliidae