Simulium wygodzinskyorum Coscarón & Py-Daniel was originally described based on a small number of specimens collected in Junín Province, Peru. We sampled in the same province as the type locality of this species, collecting last-instar larvae and pupae. Since the original larval description of this species was based on a single immature individual, our objective is to provide a last-instar larval description and also to provide additional morphological information on the pupa and male genitalia of this species. Some morphological characteristics not reported before for this species, such as, dorsal tubercles on larval abdominal segments, are described. Abdominal chaetotaxy of pupae is revised and the male ventral plate is fully illustrated, also it is discussed the importance of standardizing the position in which the ventral plate is illustrated. This species was collected in a stream with 2-8 m in width, exposed to sunlight with rocks of different sizes, in low density.
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We are grateful to the Peruvian Ministerio de Agricultura y Riego, which provided the collection permit (directorial resolution 0287-2014- MINAGRI-DGFFS/ DGEFFS; code 71047-2014) and export permit 1064-SERFOR. Financial support was provided to N.H. by CNPq (process 307849/2014-7); MCTI/CNPq/MEC/CAPES/PROTAX (Edital 562,188/2010-0); MCTI/CNPq/MEC/CAPES/PROTAX (Edital 440616/2015-8). We thank Leo R. Trindade for the habitus photographs presented in this paper. Maria Bobadilla, Sara Margarita Clemente and Ruth L. Ferreira-Keppler helped in the fieldwork. Dr. Sixto Coscarón and Maria del Cármen Coscarón kindly provided laboratory support for N. Hamada and J.M.C. Nascimento during a visit to the black fly collection in Museo de La Plata, La Plata, Argentina. P.M. Fearnside reviewed the English grammar.
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- Aquatic insects
- Black fly
- Neotropical Region
- Simulium (Trichodagmia)