Culicoides bifidus Borkent 1996 (biting midge)

Insecta - Diptera - Ceratopogonidae

Full reference: A. Borkent. 1996. Biting Midges from Upper Cretaceous New Jersey Amber (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae). American Museum Novitates 3159:1-13

Belongs to Culicoides according to A. Borkent 2013

See also Borkent 1996 and Borkent and Wirth 1997

Sister taxa: Culicoides (Groganomyia), Culicoides abbreviatipennis, Culicoides agamus, Culicoides ambericus, Culicoides annosus, Culicoides antilleanus, Culicoides atratus, Culicoides austerus, Culicoides balticus, Culicoides bicolor, 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: AMNH NJ-93, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Sunrise landing, East Brunswick, which is in a Turonian terrestrial amber in the Raritan Formation of New Jersey.

Ecology:

Distribution: found only at Sunrise landing, East Brunswick

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