Culicoides brisaci Choufani and Nel 2013 (biting midge)

Insecta - Diptera - Ceratopogonidae

Alternative combination: Devalquia brisaci

Full reference: J. Choufani and A. Nel. 2013. Taxonomic names, in Two new biting midges of the modern type from Santonian amber of France (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae). Insect Evolution in an Amberiferous and Stone Alphabet 73-95

Belongs to Culicoides according to R. Szadziewski 2018

See also Choufani and Nel 2013 and Szadziewski et al. 2016

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 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: IGR.PLC-1, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Piolenc amber, which is in a Santonian terrestrial amber in France.

Ecology:

Distribution: found only at Piolenc amber

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