Culicoides Latreille 1809 (biting midge)

Insecta - Diptera - Ceratopogonidae

Synonyms: Culicoides (Oecacta) Poey 1853, Devalquia Choufani and Nel 2013, Oecacta Poey 1853

Parent taxon: Culicoidini according to J. Choufani et al. 2014

See also Aldrich 1905, Borkent 1995, Borkent 2013, Borkent and Wirth 1997, Choufani and Nel 2013, Evenhuis 1994, Grogan and Szadziewski 1988, Kieffer 1906, Park and Downing 2001, Pielowska et al. 2018, Remm 1976, Solórzano Kraemer 2007, Sontag and Szadziewski 2011, Statz 1944, Szadziewski 1988, Szadziewski 1996, Szadziewski et al. 2016 and Szadziewski and Grogan 1998

Sister taxon: Washingtonhelea

Subtaxa: Culicoides (Oecacta) dasyheleiformis Culicoides (Oecacta) succivarius Culicoides abbreviatipennis Culicoides agamus Culicoides ambericus Culicoides annosus Culicoides antilleanus Culicoides atratus Culicoides austerus Culicoides balticus Culicoides bicolor Culicoides bifidus Culicoides brisaci Culicoides brodzinskyi Culicoides bullus Culicoides canadensis Culicoides carri Culicoides casei Culicoides ceranowiczi Culicoides dasyheleiformis Culicoides doyeni Culicoides elongatulus Culicoides eoselficus Culicoides filipalpis Culicoides fossilis Culicoides gedanensis Culicoides gracilior Culicoides grandibocus Culicoides hispanicolus Culicoides jucundus Culicoides kaluginae Culicoides laurae Culicoides liliputanus Culicoides mammalicolus Culicoides megacanthus Culicoides mioceneus Culicoides obesus Culicoides obscuratus Culicoides obuncus Culicoides prussicus Culicoides speciosus Culicoides sphenostylus Culicoides subgedanensis Culicoides succineus Culicoides succivarius Culicoides tenuipennis Culicoides truncatus Culicoides tyrrelli Culicoides ventralis Culicoides yoosti

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Ecology:

Distribution:

• Miocene of the Dominican Republic (3 collections), Mexico (1), United States (12: California)

• Oligocene of Germany (1)

• Eocene of Denmark (1), Germany (2), Poland (3), the Russian Federation (4), Ukraine (3)

• Cretaceous of Canada (11: Alberta, Manitoba), France (2), the Russian Federation (1), United States (3: New Jersey)

Total: 47 collections including 109 occurrences

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