A new species of black fly (Diptera: Simuliidae) from Nova Scotia

Peter H. Adler, Charles L. Brockhouse, Douglas C. Currie

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The larva and pupa of a new species of black fly from the LaHave River in Nova Scotia, Canada, are described and illustrated. Simulium rothfelsi, n. sp., is most closely related to S. johannseni but can be distinguished from this species and all others in North America by the configuration of the pupal gill - two swollen dorsal filaments and two slender ventral filaments. This new species is univoltine, passing the winter as eggs and completing its larval and pupal development in a few weeks during May.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9-12
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Insect Science


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