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Black Fly (Diptera: Simuliidae) Salivary Secretions: Importance in Vector Competence and Disease

New Cytotype in the Simulium metallicum Complex (Diptera: Simuliidae) from Cundinamarca, Colombia

Evidence of Multiple Mating and Hybridization in Simulium damnosum s.l. (Diptera: Simuliidae) in Nature

Cytotaxonomic and Molecular Analysis of Simulium (Edwardsellum) damnosum sensu lato (Diptera: Simuliidae) from Abu Hamed, Sudan

Simulium vittatum (Diptera: Simuliidae) and Lutzomyia longipalpis (Diptera: Psychodidae) Salivary Gland Hyaluronidase Activity

Cytogenetics of Laboratory Colonies of Simulium vittatum Cytospecies IS-7 (Diptera: Simuliidae)

A New Species of Simulium (Simulium) (Diptera: Simuliidae) From Langkawi Island, Peninsular Malaysia

A New Species of Simulium (Gomphostilbia) (Diptera: Simuliidae) From Langkawi Island, Malaysia

Simulium (Asiosimulium) furvum, a New Species of Black Fly (Diptera: Simuliidae) From Thailand


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; order Diptera, suborder Nematocera)

Small family of small, stout flies which have short legs and elongated mouth-parts. The wings are broad, with thickened anterior veins. The antennae are short, and 11-segmented, and ocelli are absent. In males, the eyes are holoptic. Females of some species are active blood-suckers, especially Simulium damnosum of Africa, which carries the nematode Onchocera, the cause of filariasis. Adults are never found far from running water, as their larvae are aquatic and prefer swift-flowing, well-oxygenated water. The larvae feed by filtering detritus and planktonic organisms from the water by means of a series of stout bristles around the mouth. The family has a world-wide distribution and in some countries is of great economic importance. More than 1300 species have been described.

Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences.

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