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
Externally publishedYes

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


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