A review of the Mesoamerican and South American black flies of the tribe Prosimuliini (Simuliinae, Simuliidae). Bulletin of the AMNH ; v. 151, article 2

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"The black fly fauna of cool and cold temperate South America is composed of a comparatively small number of species of Simulium (Simuliinae, Simuliini) and several genera and species of the Prosimuliini. This survey of Neotropical Prosimuliini, which also includes Guatemalan and Mexican highland forms, is a taxonomic treatment mainly on the generic level accompanied by notes on biology and geographical distribution. The following genera, as arranged by their geographical areas, are dealt with: Mayacnephia, new genus (type: Simulium pachecolunai De Leon) and Tlalocomyia Wygodzinsky and Díaz Nájera (Mesoamerican highlands); Araucnephia, new genus (type: Simulium montanum Philippi) and Araucnephioides, new genus (type: Araucnephioides schlingeri, new species) (Mediterranean climate area of central Chile); Cnesia Enderlein, Cnesiamina, new genus (type: Simulium atroparvum Edwards) and Paraustrosimulium Wygodzinsky and Coscarón (Valdivian and Magellanic areas of southern Chile, and western Patagonia); and Lutzsimulium d'Andretta and d'Andretta (coastal ranges of southern Brazil). Species are also described, redescribed, or discussed as well as illustrated, except for the large genus Gigantodax which is planned to be monographed later. Cnesia ornata and Cnesia pusilla (western Patagonia) are new species; Cnesia gynandrum is synonymized with Cnesia dissimilis. None of the genera listed is found in America north of Mexico, or on other continents. It has not been possible to trace the origin and routes of dispersal of the Latin American prosimuliine genera, but some intergeneric affinities, especially among sympatric genera, are postulated"--P. 133.
p. 131-199 : ill. ; 27 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 197-199).