About the Black Flies (Diptera, Simuliidae) Collection of the Zoology Department in Lesya Ukrainka Eastern European National University

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.29038/2617-4723-2018-377-48-57

Keywords:

black flies, collection, archives, bloodsucking insects, mounts, systematic

Abstract

The content and condition of the black flies (Simuliidae) collection was analyzed. It has been collected by K. B. Sukhomlin, O. P. Zinchenko, V. S. Teplyuk, A. M. Teplyuk, students of the faculty during 1990–2017.Collection contains the preparations and samples donated by Professor Z. V. Usova, in particular,    9 spiral samples from Great Britain, Norway and Finland and 137 micropreparations from the Ukrainian Carpathians, Chukotka Peninsula of the Russian Federation, Armenia and Norway. The collection contains materials which are the result of cooperation between specialists of the Zoology Department and staff of the parasitological department of the Central Sanitary and Epidemiological Station of the Ukrainian Ministry of Health during the period of 2004–2009. The study was carried out to audit the collection of Simuliidae. The collection is kept in the laboratory of fauna and taxonomy of invertebrate animals of the Western Polissya biocenoses at the Department of Zoology of the Lesya Ukrainka Eastern European National University. Geography of collection includes materials from several hundred spots on the territory of Ukraine and European countries. A significant part of the collection refers to the areas along the motorways and within the cities of Ukraine. The collection consists of ready-made preparations with diagnostic features on slides and imago, pupae and larvae fixed in etanol. 2558 specimens of 84 species are contained in Canadian balsam. The spirit material contains 2689 tubes with larvae, pupae and imago represented as unpreparated specimens. In the laboratory of fauna and taxonomy of invertebrate animals of the Western Polissya biocenoses besides the collection of Simuliidae, there are also materials (field diaries and journals, a detailed list of manufactured preparations, etc.) which are directly related to the collection. The 30-year collecting of Simuliidae represented in the collection allows to carry out a faunistic analysis aimed at identifying trends of species composition under the influence of natural and anthropogenic factors. The collection is in good condition and may be interesting for a wide range of specialists.

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Published

2018-06-26

How to Cite

Sukhomlin, K., & Zinchenko, O. (2018). About the Black Flies (Diptera, Simuliidae) Collection of the Zoology Department in Lesya Ukrainka Eastern European National University. Notes in Current Biology, (4(377), 48–57. https://doi.org/10.29038/2617-4723-2018-377-48-57