Boophthora, Enderlein, 1921

Belqat, Boutaïna, Adler, Peter H., Cherairia, Mouna & Boudghane-Bendiouis, Chafika Chaoui, 2018, Inventory of the Black Flies (Diptera: Simuliidae) of North Africa, Zootaxa 4442 (2), pp. 201-220: 206

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4442.2.1

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http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03B487FA-C241-5268-FF44-867CCA94FC4F

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scientific name

Boophthora
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Subgenus BOOPHTHORA Enderlein, 1921 

Simulium (Boophthora) erythrocephalum De Geer, 1776 

Tunisia: Clergue-Gazeau & Boumaiza (1986: 605, 606, 609, 611, 613, 632–633), reported but with uncertainty, dichotomous key, illustration of male gonostylus. Jendouba Province: Bailly-Choumara et al. (1971: 380, 381): first record for North Africa but identity uncertain, brief description of breeding site. 

Comment: Simulium erythrocephalum  is a widespread species, although there is no compelling evidence to confirm its presence in North Africa. Its presence in Tunisia is evidently based on a single larva or pupa recorded by Bailly-Choumara et al. (1971). Although the illustration of the male gonostylus and the identification key by Clergue-Gazeau & Boumaiza (1986) pertain to S. erythrocephalum  , the source of the material that was used is not known, but probably was not of North African origin.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Simuliidae