Culicoides (Oecacta) dasyheleiformis Szadziewski 1988 (biting midge)

Insecta - Diptera - Ceratopogonidae

Full reference: R. Szadziewski. 1988. Biting midges (Diptera, Ceratopogonidae) from Baltic amber. Polskie Pismo Entomologiczne 57:3-283

Belongs to Culicoides (Oecacta) according to R. Szadziewski 1988

See also Borkent 2013, Borkent and Wirth 1997, Pielowska et al. 2018 and Szadziewski 2018

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 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) succivarius

Type specimen: MfN MBI 99, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Baltic Amber, Berendt collection, which is in a Priabonian terrestrial amber in Poland.

Ecology:

Distribution:

• Eocene of Poland (2 collections), the Russian Federation (1)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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