Simulium (Simulium) reptans

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: 214

publication ID

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

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03B487FA-C249-5260-FF44-85C9C9F9FCFB

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Simulium (Simulium) reptans
status

 

Simulium (Simulium) reptans  species group

Algeria: Tlemcen Mountains: Gagneur & Clergue-Gazeau (1988: 276) listed but locality unspecified (as S. (S.) gr. reptans  ). 

Tunisia: Clergue-Gazeau & Boumaiza (1986: 603, 605, 607, 609, 611, 613): reported but identity uncertain, dichotomous key. Tunis Province: Anderson & Lehucher (1940: 105–112): implicated as vector in onchocerciasis involving young male human, identity almost certainly incorrect.

Comment: We list the S. reptans  group here for the sake of completeness. The presence of any member of the S. reptans  group in North Africa, however, is doubtful. The Tunisian record evidently traces to a pre-1940 identification of a female by Etienne Roubaud ( Anderson & Lehucher 1940, Bailly-Choumara et al. 1971), and the Algerian record (based on larvae) appears as a name in a faunistic list without supporting details ( Gagneur & Clergue-Gazeau 1988).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Simuliidae

Genus

Simulium