Simulium squamosum

Simulium damnosum is a species complex of 55 named cytoforms (cytospecies and cytotypes), the largest known species complex of any vector, insect or animal. Simulium damnosum complex is distributed throughout sub-Saharan Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. Simulium squamosum belongs to this complex, is an onchocerciasis vector and is distributed in Cameroon, Benin, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Togo.