Definition of Genus Simulium
1. Noun. Type genus of the Simuliidae: blackflies.
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Genus
Group relationships: Family Simuliidae, Simuliidae
Member holonyms: Black Fly, Blackfly, Buffalo Gnat
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Simulium
Literary usage of Genus Simulium
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Insects Injurious to the Household and Annoying to Man by Glenn Washington Herrick (1914)
"All of the black-flies with which we are concerned belong to the genus Simulium. Description, distribution, and habits of black-flies. ..."
2. The English Cyclopaedia by Charles Knight (1867)
"The genus Simulium, according to Macquart ('Suites à Buffon; Hist. Nat. des Insectes—Diptères '), belongs to the family Tipularia; ..."
3. Medical and Veterinary Entomology: A Textbook for Use in Schools and by William Brodbeck Herms (1915)
"(5) That a minute blood-sucking fly of the genus Simulium is in all probability the agent by which pellagra is conveyed." Professor H. Garmen of the ..."
4. Personal narrative of travels to the equinoctial regions of America, during by Alexander von Humboldt (1885)
"ance of little flies, or of the genus Simulium, but zancudos, •which are really gnats, though very different ..."
5. Elements of medical zoology by Alfred Moquin-Tandon, Robert Thomas Hulme (1861)
"... and forms the type of the genus Simulium. In the moist forests of the Isle of France and of Madagascar, there is an insect which appears to be closely ..."
6. The Animal Parasites of Man by Harold Benjamin Fantham, Maximilian Gustav Christian Carl Braun (1916)
"... of a single genus, Simulium, Latreille, which Roubaud has recently divided into two sub-genera called Pro-Simulium and Eu-Simulium. ..."
7. Handbook of Instructions for Collectors by British Museum (Natural History) (1906)
"This family consists of the single genus Simulium, which is universally distributed, and of which some sixty-six species, difficult to FIG. 2.—Simulium sp. ..."