Family Culicidae Meigen 1818 (mosquito)

Insecta - Diptera - Culicidae

Full reference: J. W. Meigen. 1818. Systematische Beschreibung der Bekannten Europäischen Zweiflügeligen Insekten, Erster Theil 1-332

Parent taxon: Culicoidea according to D. K. Yeates et al. 2007

See also Bode 1953, Carpenter 1992, Cockerell 1921 and Hong 2002

Sister taxa: Chaoboridae, Corethrellidae, Dixidae

Subtaxa: Aedes Anopheles Burmaculicinae Culicinae Mansonia Neoculicites Paleoculicis Toxorhynchitinae

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Ecology:

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Brazil (1 collection), French Polynesia (1), Tanzania (1)

• Blancan of United States (1: Texas)

• Pliocene of France (1)

• Miocene of the Dominican Republic (3), Mexico (2)

• Oligocene of France (2), Germany (5)

• Eocene of Poland (1), the Russian Federation (4), the United Kingdom (3), United States (7: Colorado, Montana, Wyoming)

• Cretaceous of Canada (1: Alberta), Myanmar (2), United States (1: Arizona)

Total: 36 collections including 55 occurrences

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