Simulium (Eusimulium) rubzovianum ( Sherban, 1961 )

Ivković, Marija, Kúdela, Matuš & Kúdelová, Tatiana, 2016, Blackflies (Diptera: Simuliidae) in Croatia: species richness, distribution and relationship to surrounding countries, Zootaxa 4109 (1): -1

publication ID

http://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4109.1.2

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03E0731C-FF9F-FFDE-8CC8-FBDFBCF4DD4F

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Plazi

scientific name

Simulium (Eusimulium) rubzovianum ( Sherban, 1961 )
status

 

Simulium (Eusimulium) rubzovianum ( Sherban, 1961) 

Literature reference. River Karašica ( Živković 1969) (11).

New records. Stream Veliki potok, Medvednica Mountain (5), larvae and adult ♂; s pring of River Riječina (31), larvae and adult ♂; Stream Plitvica, NP Plitvice (35), larvae and adult ♂; tufa barrier Novakovića Brod, NP Plitvice (36), larvae and adult ♂; tufa barrier Kozjak-Milanovac, NP Plitvice (37), larvae; tufa barrier Labudovac, NP Plitvice (38), larvae.

Note. Simulium rubzovianum  was considered a synonym of Simulium velutinum ( Santos Abreu, 1922)  previously ( Adler & Crosskey 2015). However, one of the chromosomal segregates of the S. aureum  group recently found by Adler et al. (2015) in North Africa was linked with the name S. rubzovianum  . This species extends from North Africa northwards through the Mediterranean area to the British Isles, Fennoscandia and Turkey (Adler et al. 2015; Leonhardt 1985). The type locality of S. rubzovianum  is in Serbia, not far from the Croatian border. Therefore we retain the older record of Živković (1969) under the name S. rubzovianum  . According to the newly proposed concept of S. velutinum  sensu stricto, the name velutinum  is restricted to North Africa and the Canary Islands (Adler et al. 2015). The records of the members of the S. aureum  group from Croatia need to be reviewed using morphological, molecular and, especially cytotaxonomical, approaches.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Simuliidae

Genus

Simulium