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Simulium (Gomphostilbia) lemborense, a new black fly species (Diptera: Simuliidae) from Flores, Indonesia

HIROYUKI TAKAOKA, MOHD SOFIAN-AZIRUN, CHEE DHANG CHEN, KOON WENG LAU, MUHAMMAD RASUL ABDULLAH HALIM, VAN LUN LOW, ZUBAIDAH YA’COB, NURUL ASHIKIN ABDULLAH, I. WAYAN SUANA

Abstract


Simulium (Gomphostilbia) lemborense sp. nov. is described based on adults, pupae and mature larvae from Flores, in the eastern part of the Sunda Archipelago, Indonesia. This new species is placed in the Simulium batoense species-group of the subgenus Gomphostilbia Enderlein, representing the most eastern distribution record for the group. This new species is characterized by a narrow female frons and pupal gill with eight filaments, of which two filaments of the ventral pair are three to four times as long as the six other filaments. Taxonomic notes are provided to distinguish this new species from related species.

 


Keywords


Diptera, black fly, new species, Flores, Indonesia

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4236.1.8

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