Encyclopedia of Parasitology

2016 Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Simulium: Subgenera

  • Heinz MehlhornEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-43978-4_4891

There is a worldwide distributed spectrum of subgenera, within which nearly 1,600 species are described. The most widespread genera are Simulium (1,203 species), Prosimulium (110 species), Nevermannia (169 species), Gigantodax (65 species), Austrosimulium (25 species), Eusimulium (33 species), Psilopelmia (50 species), and Cnephia (10 species).

Further Readings

  1. Crosskey RW (1993) Blackflies. In: Lane RP, Crosskey RW (eds) Medical insects and arachnids. Chapman and Hall, LondonGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Zoomorphologie, Zellbiologie und ParasitologieHeinrich-Heine-UniversitätDüsseldorfGermany