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1 January 2015 Two New Species of Simulium (Simulium) (Diptera: Simuliidae) from Mount Murud, Sarawak, Malaysia
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Two new species of black flies, Simulium (Simulium) murudense and Simulium (Simulium) cheedhangi, are described on the basis of females, males, pupae, and larvae collected in Mount Murud, Sarawak, Malaysia. Both species belong to the Simulium melanopus Edwards species group. S. (S.) murudense sp. nov. is distinguished from most known species by a combination of the haired basal portion of the radial vein and the darkened fore coxae, and S. (S.) cheedhangi sp. nov. is characterized in the female by having a medium-sized claw tooth and in the pupa by six somewhat inflated gill filaments. Notes are given on the S. melanopus species-group in Sarawak and Sabah.

Hiroyuki Takaoka, Zubaidah Ya'Cob, and Mohd Sofian-Azirun "Two New Species of Simulium (Simulium) (Diptera: Simuliidae) from Mount Murud, Sarawak, Malaysia," Journal of Medical Entomology 52(1), (1 January 2015). https://doi.org/10.1093/jme/tju009
Received: 28 July 2014; Accepted: 4 October 2014; Published: 1 January 2015
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