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(Diptera: Simuliidae)

Also known as black flies, simulies, simúlidos, Kriebelmücken, moshki, jejenes, borrachudos, 
cseszlék and more
 
The blackflies referred to in these pages are small biting insects which belong to the Diptera or true flies.  They should not be confused with the similarly named black aphids(Hemiptera: Aphididae) which are garden and agricultural pests of plants

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The sound of rushing water epitomises the life and habitat of blackflies, which have a world-wide distribution with over 2000 recognised species. They are found wherever there is permanent or semi-permanent running water which the larval and pupal stages require for their development.
In some countries the adults may cause a serious biting nuisance, and may be vectors of parasitic and other diseases of humans and livestock

 

Typical Blackfly Habitat

 


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NOTICES

Now available

BSG Bulletins Nos. 1 to 44 in pdf

Simuliid Bulletin No. 45 (January 2016)
now ready for download
Click here for more details and download

BSG Bulletin Archives also available via
The Simuliid Bulletin Blog pages at
simuliid-bulletin.blogspot.com

WORLD BLACKFLIES
(DIPTERA: SIMULIIDAE)

: A COMPREHENSIVE REVISION
OF THE TAXONOMIC AND GEOGRAPHICAL INVENTORY
[2015]
Peter H. Adler & Roger W. Crosskey

Click to open as pdf

 

 

Worldwide list of Blackfly (Simulium) Vernacular or Common Names

Find names in any country,

Click here to visit the list

 

Blackfly Message Board

has changed its location and form.

Find it here

VII International Simuliidae Symposium 2016
5 to 10 September 2016

in Zaragoza (Spain)  presented by the University of Zaragoza.

For more information go to:
http://blackflyzaragoza.com/
Early Registration Deadline 15 June 2016

NEW PUBLICATION

Cytotaxonomy of the Simuliidae (Diptera): a systematic and bibliographic conspectus

By Peter H Adler and Roger W Crosskey

Zootaxa 3975 (2015)

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