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New species records for the blackfly (Diptera-Simuliidae) fauna of Argentina with description of adults, pupa and larva of Simulium oyapockense s. l. and S. seriatum

By Coscarón S and Coscarón-Arias CL


Two blackfly species Simulium (Cerqueirellum) oyapockense Floch & Abonnenc and S. (Hemicnetha) seriatum Knab are recorded from Argentina, representing the most southern register for both species. S. oyapockense is a species epidemiologically very important, as a vector of onchocerciasis in the Amazonian focus. Both species are described and illustrated and their distribution are reported, in similarity to others like S. roraimense Nunes de Mello and S. ganalesense Vargas et al. in reference to S. oyapockense and S. mexicanum Bellardi similar to S. seriatum are discussed

Topics: Argentina blackflies, new records, Simulium oyapockense, Simulium seriatum, morphological description, Arctic medicine. Tropical medicine, RC955-962, Microbiology, QR1-502
Publisher: Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Ministério da Saúde
Year: 2000
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