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AUSTROSIMULIUM is a genus of 31 species of black flies , They are distributed in Australia
Australia
and New Zealand
New Zealand
. There are 2 subgenera : Austrosimulium whose species are principally from New Zealand, and Novaustrosimulium which are exclusively Australian.

Some species are known to spread the protozoan blood parasite Leucocytozoon tawaki in penguins .

SPECIES

* Subgenus Austrosimulium Tonnoir, 1925

* A. albovelatum Dumbleton, 1973 * A. alveolatum Dumbleton, 1973 * A. australense (Schiner , 1868) * A. bicorne Dumbleton, 1973 * A. campbellense Dumbleton, 1973 * A. cornutum Tonnoir, 1925 * A. crassipes Tonnoir, 1925 * A. dugdalei Craig, Craig & Crosby, 2012 * A. dumbletoni Crosby, 1976 * A. extendorum Craig, Craig & Crosby, 2012 * A. fiordense Dumbleton, 1973 * A. fulvicorne Mackerras & Mackerras, 1950 * A. laticorne Tonnoir, 1925 * A. longicorne Tonnoir, 1925 * A. mirabile Mackerras & Mackerras, 1948 * A. montanum Mackerras & Mackerras, 1952 * A. multicorne Tonnoir, 1925 * A. stewartense Dumbleton, 1973 * A. tillyardianum Dumbleton, 1973 * A. tonnoiri Craig, Craig & Crosby, 2012 * A. ungulatum Tonnoir, 1925 * A. unicorne Dumbleton, 1973 * A. vailavoense Craig, Craig & Crosby, 2012 * A. vexans (Mik , 1881)

* Subgenus Novaustrosimulium Dumbleton, 1973

* A. bancrofti (Taylor, 1918) * A. furiosum (Skuse , 1889) * A. magnum Mackerras & Mackerras, 1955 * A. pestilens Mackerras & Mackerras, 1948 * A. torrentium Tonnoir, 1925 * A. victoriae (Roubaud, 1906)

Austrosimulium species as yet unplaced

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* A. colboi Davies ">

* ^ Peter H. Adler & Roger W. Crosskey (2009). "World Blackflies (Diptera: Simuliidae): A Comprehensive Revision of the Taxonomic and Geographical Inventory": 109. * ^ Douglas A. Craig ">(PDF). Zootaxa. New Zealand: Magnolia Press. 1811: 57–68. ISSN 1175-5334 . Retrieved 2009-03-25. * ^ A. M. Fallis; S. A. Bisset; F. R. Allison (1976). "Leucocytozoon tawaki n.sp. (Eucoccida: Leucocytozoidae) from the penguin Eudyptes pachyrhynchus, and preliminary observations on its development in Austrosimulium spp. (Diptera: Simuliidae)". New Zealand Journal of Zoology. Wellington, New Zealand: The Royal Society of New Zealand. 3 (1): 11–16. doi :10.1080/03014223.1976.9517893 . * ^ A B T. K. Crosby (1976). " Austrosimulium (Austrosimulium) dumbletoni n.sp. from New Zealand
New Zealand
(Diptera: Simuliidae)". New Zealand Journal of Zoology. Wellington, New Zealand: The Royal Society of New Zealand. 3 (1): 17–19. doi :10.1080/03014223.1976.9517894 . * ^ A B C D E F Craig, D.A.; Craig, R.E.G.; Crosby, T.K. 2012: Simuliidae
Simuliidae
(Insecta: Diptera). Fauna of New Zealand,

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