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Verification of the synonymy of Simulium damnosum cytoform ‘Nyamagasani’ with Simulium kilibanum Gouteux (Diptera: Simuliidae) together with descriptive data on related forms

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  09 March 2007

A. Krüger
Affiliation:
Department of Helminthology/Entomology, Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine, Bernhard-Nocht-Strasse 74, 20359 Hamburg, Germany
R. Garms*
Affiliation:
Department of Helminthology/Entomology, Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine, Bernhard-Nocht-Strasse 74, 20359 Hamburg, Germany
*
* Fax: +49 40 42818309 E-mail: garms@bni.uni-hamburg.de

Abstract

Adults, larvae and pupae of the type material of Simulium (Edwardsellum) kilibanumGouteux from Zaïre, the important onchocerciasis vector Simulium (E.) damnosumcytoform ‘Nyamagasani’ from western Uganda and Malawi, and the closely related forms ‘Nkusi’ and ‘Sebwe’ from western Uganda were compared using morphological and molecular methods. Results support the assumption of synonymy of S. kilibanum and the cytoform ‘Nyamagasani’, which hitherto was based on weak evidence. The description of S. kilibanumis supplemented and detailed descriptive data are given of ‘Nyamagasani’and the cytoforms ‘Nkusi’ and ‘Sebwe’ all of which are taxa of the ‘Sanje’ group of the S. damnosum complex.

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Research Article
Copyright
Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1999

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