Culicoides laurae 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 fossilis, Culicoides gedanensis, Culicoides gracilior, Culicoides grandibocus, Culicoides hispanicolus, Culicoides jucundus, Culicoides kaluginae, 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 S9114, a nymph (pupa). Its type locality is Section 19, Calico Hills, which is in a Hemingfordian lacustrine - large shale in the Barstow Formation of California.

Ecology:

Distribution: found only at Section 19, Calico Hills

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