Simulium vittatum

Simulium vittatum

Simulium vittatum sensu stricto (formerly S. vittatum IS-7), it's one of two (or possibly three) members of a sibling species complex. Simulium vittatum sensu stricto is distributed in Greenland, Canada, United Sates, Mexico, Iceland and Faroe Islands (Denmark) and it is the vector of vesicular stomatitis virus that affects cattle, horses and swine but not of human onchocerciasis.