Culicoides agamus Borkent 1995 (biting midge)

Insecta - Diptera - Ceratopogonidae

Full reference: A. Borkent. 1995. Biting Midges in the Cretaceous Amber of North America (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) 1-237

Belongs to Culicoides according to R. Szadziewski 2018

See also Borkent 1995, Borkent 2013 and Borkent and Wirth 1997

Sister taxa: Culicoides (Groganomyia), Culicoides abbreviatipennis, 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, Culicoides (Oecacta) dasyheleiformis, Culicoides (Oecacta) succivarius

Type specimen: MCZ 9020, an exoskeleton

Ecology:

Distribution: found only at Cedar Lake (MCZ collection) (Cretaceous of Manitoba)

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