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Published: 2017-02-21

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

Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, 50603 Malaysia.
Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, 50603 Malaysia
Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, 50603 Malaysia.
Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, 50603 Malaysia.
Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, 50603 Malaysia.
Tropical Infectious Diseases Research and Education Centre (TIDREC), University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, 50603 Malaysia.
Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, 50603 Malaysia.
Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, 50603 Malaysia.
Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Science, University of Mataram (UNRAM), Mataram, 83125 Indonesia.
Diptera black fly new species Flores Indonesia

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.

 

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How to Cite

TAKAOKA, H., SOFIAN-AZIRUN, M., CHEN, C. D., LAU, K. W., HALIM, M. R. A., LOW, V. L., YA’COB, Z., ABDULLAH, N. A., & SUANA, I. W. (2017). <em>Simulium</em> (<em>Gomphostilbia</em>) <em>lemborense</em>, a new black fly species (Diptera: Simuliidae) from Flores, Indonesia. Zootaxa, 4236(1), 149–156. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4236.1.8