A new species and species-group of Simulium (Simulium) (Diptera: Simuliidae) from Thailand

J Med Entomol. 2014 Jul;51(4):725-32. doi: 10.1603/me13241.


Simulium (Simulium) atipornae sp. nov. is described from females, males, pupae, and larvae in Thailand. This new species is characterized in the female by the claw with a small subbasal tooth, ovipositor valve triangular with its inner margin nearly straight; in the male by the style with a short subbasal protuberance and ventral plate Y-shaped, with toothed posterior margin; and in the pupa by the head and thoracic integument almost bare and gill with six filaments. Taxonomic notes are given to compare this new species with nine related species. A new species-group, the christophersi species-group, is proposed to accommodate S. atipornae sp. nov. and nine related species.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Female
  • Male
  • Simuliidae / anatomy & histology*
  • Thailand