A NEW SPECIES OF SIMULIUM (NEVERMANNIA) FROM THE OGASAWARA (BONIN) ISLANDS, JAPAN (DIPTERA : SIMULIIDAE)
<I>Simulium</I> (<I>Nevermannia</I>) <I>satakei</I> sp. nov. is described on the basis of the pupa and mature larvae collected from the Ogasawara (Bonin) Islands in Japan. This new species, tentatively (due to lack of the adult stage) assigned to the <I>vernum</I> species-group of the subgenus <I>Nevermannia</I>, is characterized in the pupa by four gill filaments lacking transverse ridges, and in the larva by a small, M-shaped postgenal cleft, antenna without hyaline bands, and simple rectal papilla. The morphological differences among this new species and the two known species, <I>S</I>. (<I>N</I>.) <I>uemotoi</I> from Japan and <I>S</I>. (<I>N</I>.) <I>karzhantacum</I> from Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, are noted. This is the second species of the family Simuliidae from the Islands.
- Tropical medicine and health
Tropical medicine and health 34(4), 155-158, 2006-12-01
Japanese Society of Tropical Medicine