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Title: Black Flies (Diptera: Simuliidae) of French Guiana: Cytotaxonomy and a Preliminary List of Species
Authors: Hamada, Neusa
Fouque, Florence
Keywords: Diptera
Simulium Guianense
Simulium Metallicum
Simulium Ochraceum
Simulium Oyapockense
Simulium Perflavum
Simulium Quadrifidum
Simulium Rorotaense
French Guiana
Sample Size
Species Difference
French Guiana
Sample Size
Species Specificity
Issue Date: 2001
metadata.dc.publisher.journal: Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
metadata.dc.relation.ispartof: Volume 96, Número 7, Pags. 955-959
Abstract: The objectives of the present study were to broaden the survey of simuliid species in French Guiana and to cytologically analyze the species in the Simulium perflavum species group. Twelve species of Simulium were collected from which S. goeldii, S. quadrifidum, S. trombetense, S. near incrustatum, S. metallicum (s.l.) spl, S. metallicum (s.l.) sp2 and S. ochraceum (s.l.) are reported for the first time for this region. The only species collected in the S. perflavum group was S. rorotaense; 34 larvae of this species were cytologically analyzed, all of which had the standard sequence. S. metallicum (s.l.), S. ochraceum (s.l.), S. guianense (s.l.) and S. oyapockense (s.l.) are involved with transmission of onchocerciasis in Central and South America, however, in French Guiana these species were not found biting humans during the sampling period. With the few collections made during this study, we increase the number of simulid species known in French Guiana from 6 to 13. It is clear that more simuliid species can be expected to be found when more sampling is done, including collections in other ecoregions in French Guiana.
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.1590/S0074-02762001000700012
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