Culicoides truncatus Borkent 2000 (biting midge)

Insecta - Diptera - Ceratopogonidae

Full reference: A. Borkent. 2000. Further biting midges (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) from Upper Cretaceous New Jersey amber. Studies on Fossils in Amber, with Particular Reference to the Cretaceous of New Jersey 453-472

Belongs to Culicoides according to R. Szadziewski 2018

See also Borkent 2000 and Borkent 2013

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 speciosus, Culicoides sphenostylus, Culicoides subgedanensis, Culicoides succineus, Culicoides succivarius, Culicoides tenuipennis, Culicoides tyrrelli, Culicoides ventralis, Culicoides yoosti, Culicoides (Oecacta) dasyheleiformis, Culicoides (Oecacta) succivarius

Type specimen: AMNH NJ-140, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is White Oaks Pit (Old Crossman's Clay Pits), which is in a Turonian delta plain amber/lignite in the Raritan Formation of New Jersey.

Ecology:

Distribution: found only at White Oaks Pit (Old Crossman's Clay Pits)

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