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Simulium ochraeceum

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Simulium ochraeceum
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Simulium ochraceum species complex is found in Mexico, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Jamaica, Montserrat, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, Trinidad, Venezuela, Virgin Islands and possibly Dominica. Species of this complex are the main vectors of onchocerciasis in Central America, especially Guatemala and Mexico.

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sochraeceum
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Simulium sanctipauli

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Simulium damnosum is a species complex of 55 named cytoforms (cytospecies and cytotypes), the largest known species complex of any vector, insect or animal. Simulium damnosum complex is distributed throughout sub-Saharan Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. Simulium sanctipauli belongs to this complex, is an onchocerciasis vector and is distributed in Ivory Coast, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Togo.

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ssanctipauli
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Simulium sirbanum

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Simulium damnosum is a species complex of 55 named cytoforms (cytospecies and cytotypes), the largest known species complex of any vector, insect or animal. Simulium damnosum complex is distributed throughout sub-Saharan Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. Simulium sirbanum belongs to this complex, is an onchocerciasis vector and is distributed in Niger, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Mali, Nigeria, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Togo and Uganda.

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ssirbanum
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Simulium squamosum

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Simulium damnosum is a species complex of 55 named cytoforms (cytospecies and cytotypes), the largest known species complex of any vector, insect or animal. Simulium damnosum complex is distributed throughout sub-Saharan Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. Simulium squamosum belongs to this complex, is an onchocerciasis vector and is distributed in Cameroon, Benin, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Togo.

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ssquamosum
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Simulium thyolense

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Simulium damnosum is a species complex of 55 named cytoforms (cytospecies and cytotypes), the largest known species complex of any vector, insect or animal. Simulium damnosum complex is distributed throughout sub-Saharan Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. Simulium thyolense belongs to this complex, is an onchocerciasis vector and is distributed in Malawi and Tanzania.

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sthyolense
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Simulium vittatum

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Simulium vittatum
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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.

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svittatum
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Simulium woodi

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Simulium woodi is found in Malawi, Tanzania and possibly Zambia. It was the main vector in Tanzania.

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swoodi
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Simulium yahense

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Simulium damnosum is a species complex of 55 named cytoforms (cytospecies and cytotypes), the largest known species complex of any vector, insect or animal. Simulium damnosum complex is distributed throughout sub-Saharan Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. Simulium yahense belongs to this complex, is an onchocerciasis vector and is distributed in Liberia, Benin, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Togo.

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syahense
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Stomoxys calcitrans

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Stomoxys calcitrans
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Stable fly, a comparator species for the tsetse project.

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scalcitrans
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Triatoma dimidiata

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Triatoma dimidiata is a blood-sucking insect whose range extends from northern South America (Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, and Peru), throughout all the countries of Central America and into Southern Mexico. It is among the most important carriers of Trypanosoma cruzi, the flagellate protozoa that causes Chagas disease. Dimidiata has been found in rock piles, caves occupied by bats, hollow trees occupied by mammals or birds, and other diverse ecotopes. However, their presence in human abodes is usually happenstance; people tend to bring them indoors with their firewood. When in the nymph form they may camouflage themselves from predators by scraping dust over their dorsal abdomen, a behavior also observed in T. phyllosoma, T. nigromaculata, Panstrongylus geniculatus, P. megistus and P. herreri nymphs.

Source: Wikipedia 20 April 2017.

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