Culicoides speciosus Meunier 1904 (biting midge)

Insecta - Diptera - Ceratopogonidae

Alternative combinations: Ceratopogon speciosus, Culicoides (Oecacta) speciosus

Full reference: F. Meunier. 1904. Monographie des Cecidomyidae, des Sciaridae, des Mycetophilidae et des Chironomidae de l'ambre de la Baltique. Annales de la Société Scientifique de Bruxelles 28:12-275

Belongs to Culicoides according to A. Pielowska et al. 2018

See also Borkent 2013, Borkent and Wirth 1997, Meunier 1904, Sontag and Szadziewski 2011, Szadziewski 1988, Szadziewski 1993 and Szadziewski 2018

Sister taxa: Culicoides (Groganomyia), 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 sphenostylus, Culicoides subgedanensis, Culicoides succineus, Culicoides succivarius, Culicoides tenuipennis, Culicoides truncatus, Culicoides tyrrelli, Culicoides ventralis, Culicoides yoosti, Culicoides (Oecacta) dasyheleiformis, Culicoides (Oecacta) succivarius

Ecology:

Distribution:

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

Total: 8 collections each including a single occurrence

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