Simulium (Simulium) lomkaoense, a New Species of Black Fly (Diptera: Simuliidae) From Thailand

J Med Entomol. 2014 Nov 1;51(6):1109-15. doi: 10.1603/ME14039.


Simulium (Simulium) lomkaoense sp. nov. is described from females, males, pupae, and larvae in Thailand. This new species is assigned to the Simulium malyschevi Dorogostaisky, Rubtsov & Vlasenko species-group of the subgenus Simulium, and appears to be closely related to Simulium baimaii Kuvangkadilok & Takaoka from Thailand in having a similar shape of the female and male genitalia, pupal gill with two inflated filaments, and simple wall-pocket-shaped cocoon. This new species is compared taxonomically with S. baimaii and other related species. It represents the third species of the S. malyschevi species-group known from Thailand.

Keywords: Simulium; Thailand; black fly; new species.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Biodiversity
  • Female
  • Larva / anatomy & histology
  • Male
  • Pupa / anatomy & histology
  • Simuliidae / anatomy & histology*
  • Simuliidae / classification
  • Thailand