Forcipomyia (Lepidohelea) antilleana 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 (Lepidohelea) according to A. Borkent 2013

See also Szadziewski and Grogan 1998

Sister taxa: Forcipomyia (Lepidohelea) chrysosuccinea, Forcipomyia (Lepidohelea) domibicolor, Forcipomyia (Lepidohelea) lepidosuccinea

Type specimen: USNM 10915, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Dominican amber (USNM Brodzinsky Lopez-Pena coll), which is in a Burdigalian/Langhian terrestrial amber in the Dominican Republic.

Ecology:

Distribution:

• Miocene of the Dominican Republic (5 collections)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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