Culicoides fossilis Pierce 1966 (biting midge)

Insecta - Diptera - Ceratopogonidae

Full reference: W. D. Pierce. 1966. Fossil arthropods of California 29. Silicified Miocene pupae of ceratopogonid flies. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 65:81-98

Belongs to Culicoides according to A. Borkent 2013

See also Borkent and Wirth 1997 and Pierce 1966

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 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: LACMIP S9116, a nymph (pupa). Its type locality is Site 25 (LACMIP 373), Calico Hills, which is in a Hemingfordian lacustrine - large shale in the Barstow Formation of California.

Ecology:

Distribution: found only at Site 25 (LACMIP 373), Calico Hills

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