Culicoides atratus Statz 1944 (biting midge)

Insecta - Diptera - Ceratopogonidae

Full reference: G. Statz. 1944. Neue Dipteren (Nematocera) aus dem Oberoligocan von Rott. 1. Teil 6. Familie: Tendipedidae (Zuck- oder Schwarmmucken). 2. Teil 7. Familie: Heleidae (Gnitzen) 3. Teil 8. Familie: Lycoriidae (Trauermucken). Palaeontographica Abteilung A 95:122-187

Belongs to Culicoides according to A. Borkent 2013

See also Borkent and Wirth 1997 and Statz 1944

Sister taxa: Culicoides (Groganomyia), Culicoides abbreviatipennis, Culicoides agamus, Culicoides ambericus, Culicoides annosus, Culicoides antilleanus, 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 truncatus, Culicoides tyrrelli, Culicoides ventralis, Culicoides yoosti, Culicoides (Oecacta) dasyheleiformis, Culicoides (Oecacta) succivarius

Type specimen: Its type locality is Rott (Statz Collection), which is in a Chattian lacustrine - small shale in the Rott Formation of Germany

Ecology:

Distribution: found only at Rott (Statz Collection)

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