Pedrowygomyia (Diptera: Simuliidae): Discovery of a New Species after 30 yr

Jeane Marcelle Cavalcante Do Nascimento, Neusa Hamada, Ana A. Huamantinco-Araujo

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Pedrowygomyia is a Neotropical genus of Simuliidae composed of four species; all were described in 1989 from high-elevation (above 3,000 m) areas in the Andean region. In this article, a new species for this genus, Pedrowygomyia hanaq n. sp., is described based on all stages of development. The new species was collected in the south-central Andes of Peru at an altitude above 4,000 m, and its known distribution is currently restricted to the type-locality. Based on the pupal stage, the new species appears to be more closely related to Pedrowygomyia punapi (Wygodzinsky & Coscarón) (Diptera: Simuliidae), a species known from Argentina, Bolivia, and Chile.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1093-1114
Number of pages22
JournalJournal of Medical Entomology
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 May 2021

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Funding Information:
We are grateful to the Peruvian Ministerio de Agricultura y Riego, which provided the collection permit (directorial resolution 0287-2014- MINAGRIDGFFS/ DGEFFS; code 71047-2014) and export permit 1064-SERFOR. Financial support was provided to NH by MCTI/CNPq/MEC/CAPES/ PROTAX (562188/2010-0); MCTI/CNPq/MEC/CAPES/PROTAX (Edital 440616/2015-8); CAPES Proequipamentos. FAPEAM - Amazonas State Research Foundation (062.1187/2017), CAPES and FAPEAM - Programa POSGRAD 2019. We especially thank Maria Bobadilla and Sara Margarita Clemente for help in the fieldwork and Eduardo Mateo Quesada (L&P Engines Peru S.R.L.) for the safe ground transportation in Peru. L. R. Trindade for the habitus photographs; P. M. Fearnside reviewed the English grammar; N.H. received a fellowship from CNPq (307849/2014-7; 308970/2019-5) and J.M.C.N. received a fellowship from CAPES (88887.313046/2019-00).

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  • Neotropical region
  • aquatic insect
  • black fly
  • high-elevation environment
  • taxonomy


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