Culicoides doyeni Choufani et al. 2014 (biting midge)

Insecta - Diptera - Ceratopogonidae

Full reference: J. Choufani, V. Perrichot, D. Azar and A. Nel. 2014. New biting midges (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) in Late Cretaceous Vendean amber. Paleontological Contributions 10:34-40

Belongs to Culicoides according to R. Szadziewski 2018

See also Choufani et al. 2014

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 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: IGR.GAR-127.2, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is La Robinière (La Garnache 1), Vendée amber, which is in a Turonian terrestrial amber in France.

Ecology:

Distribution: found only at La Robinière (La Garnache 1), Vendée amber

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