Forcipomyia (Forcipomyia) grimaldii Szadziewski and Grogan 1998 (biting midge)

Insecta - Diptera - Ceratopogonidae

Full reference: R. Szadziewski and W. L. Grogan. 1998. Biting midges from Dominican amber. IV. Species of the tribes Dasyheleini and Forcipomyiini (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae). Polskie Pismo Entomologiczne 67:255-290

Belongs to Forcipomyia (Forcipomyia) according to A. Borkent 2013

See also Szadziewski and Grogan 1998

Sister taxa: Forcipomyia (Forcipomyia) eobreviflagellata, Forcipomyia (Forcipomyia) eocostata, Forcipomyia (Forcipomyia) fusiparamera, Forcipomyia (Forcipomyia) gedanicola, Forcipomyia (Forcipomyia) krzeminskii, Forcipomyia (Forcipomyia) kulickae, Forcipomyia (Forcipomyia) lyneborgi, Forcipomyia (Forcipomyia) pseudomicrohelea, Forcipomyia (Forcipomyia) subgedanicola, Forcipomyia (Forcipomyia) turbinata, Forcipomyia (Forcipomyia) uncula, Forcipomyia (Forcipomyia) unculiformis

Type specimen: AMNH DR-6-107, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Dominican amber (AMNH coll), which is in a Burdigalian/Langhian terrestrial amber in the Dominican Republic.

Ecology:

Distribution:

• Miocene of the Dominican Republic (3 collections)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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