Till date a total of 69 species of eight sub-genera under one genus belonging to the family Simuliidae of the order Diptera are reported from India, which is 3.11% of the total world extant simuliid fauna. Among these, 30.43% species are restricted to India. Out of 36 states and union territories of India, simuliids are reported only from 20 states and UTs. Highest numbers of species are reported from the Himalayan biogeographic zone (68.11%) and lowest in Indo-Gangetic plains (5.79%). So far, nothing has been known from Islands biogeographic zone.
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