The subgenus Eusimulium (Diptera: Simuliidae: Simulium) in Britain

Day, John C.; Mustapha, Mabintu; Post, Rory J.. 2010 The subgenus Eusimulium (Diptera: Simuliidae: Simulium) in Britain. Aquatic Insects, 32. 281-292.

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In northwest and western Europe the blackfly subgenus Eusimulium (Diptera: Simuliidae: Simulium) is represented by four species of which three are widely distributed and one, Simulium petricolum, was previously thought to be largely restricted to the Mediterranean region. Simulium petricolum is reported from southern England, and is shown to be distinct from the other Eusimulium species in terms of mitochondrial DNA sequence (COI DNA barcode), but morphologically and cytotaxonomically indistinguishable from Mediterranean S. petricolum, with the exception of minor differences in larval pigmentation. Simulium petricolum shows a distinctive ecology in Britain and is probably much more widely distributed in Europe than is currently appreciated.

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Programmes: CEH Topics & Objectives 2009 - 2012 > Biodiversity > BD Topic 1 - Observations, Patterns, and Predictions for Biodiversity
CEH Topics & Objectives 2009 - 2012 > Biodiversity > BD Topic 2 - Ecological Processes in the Environment
UKCEH and CEH Sections/Science Areas: Hails
ISSN: 0165-0424
Additional Keywords: Simulium, Eusimulium, Simuliidae, taxonomy, cytotaxonomy, DNA barcoding
NORA Subject Terms: Biology and Microbiology
Date made live: 04 Jan 2011 15:31 +0 (UTC)

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