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Description of males of Prosimulium candicans Rubzov, 1956 (Diptera: Simuliidae)


Previously unknown males of Prosimulium candicans are described. Belonging of this species to the genus Prosimulium Roubaud, 1906, but not to the genus Taeniopterna Enderlein, 1925, is confirmed.

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Original Russian Text © A.V. Yankovsky, 2011, published in Parazitologiya, 2011, Vol. 45, No. 1, pp. 11–18.

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Yankovsky, A.V. Description of males of Prosimulium candicans Rubzov, 1956 (Diptera: Simuliidae). Entmol. Rev. 91, 1170–1175 (2011).

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