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1 May 2013 Simulium (Asiosimulium) furvum, a New Species of Black Fly (Diptera: Simuliidae) from Thailand
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Simulium (Asiosimulium) furvum sp. nov. (Diptera: Simuliidae) is described from female, male, pupal, and larval specimens collected from Maewa National Park, Lampang Province, Thailand. This new species represents the fourth member of the subgenus Asiosimulium Takaoka & Chochoote, one of two small black fly subgenera endemic in the Oriental Region. It is characterized by a pear-shaped spermatheca in the female; a ventral plate in the male with a laterally compressed median keel directed ventrally and with a deep notch posteromedially, and aedeagal membrane with stout spines; and by 22 gill filaments in the pupa. Taxonomic notes are provided to separate this new species from three known species, Simulium (Asiosimulium) oblongum Takaoka & Choochote and Simulium (Asiosimulium) wanchaii Takaoka & Choochote, both from Thailand, and Simulium (Asiosimulium) suchitrae Takaoka from Nepal.

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Hiroyuki Takaoka, Wichai Srisuka, Atiporn Saeung, and Wej Choochote "Simulium (Asiosimulium) furvum, a New Species of Black Fly (Diptera: Simuliidae) from Thailand," Journal of Medical Entomology 50(3), 493-500, (1 May 2013). https://doi.org/10.1603/ME13004
Received: 4 January 2013; Accepted: 1 February 2013; Published: 1 May 2013
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