Simulium (Hellichiella) congareenarum

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: 209

publication ID

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

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scientific name

Simulium (Hellichiella) congareenarum
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Simulium (Hellichiella) congareenarum  species group

Simulium (Hellichiella) latipes (Meigen, 1804) 

Tunisia: Clergue-Gazeau & Boumaiza (1986: 605–606, 608, 610, 612, 618–619): dichotomous key, illustration of larval hypostoma (as S. yerburyi  ). Clergue-Gazeau et al. (1991: 54): listed but locality unspecified. Adler & Crosskey (2018: 52): inventoried but legitimacy of record questioned. Jendouba Province: Bailly- Choumara et al. (1971: 379, 381): brief description of breeding site (as S. latipes  and S. yerburyi  ).

Comment: We suspect that records of S. latipes  (including S. yerburyi  ) for North Africa (Tunisia) are based on misidentifications of the S. vernum  complex. All Tunisian references to S. latipes  (or S. yerburui  ) probably trace to the specimens (two?) collected by Bailly-Choumara et al. (1971), which were almost certainly of the S. vernum  complex. This was the rationale of Adler & Crosskey (2018) for questioning the records. We note that the illustration and identification key provided by Clergue-Gazeau & Boumaiza (1986) actually pertain to S. latipes  (as S. yerburyi  ), although the provenance of the specimens used for illustration is not known.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Simuliidae

Genus

Simulium