Culicoides hildebrandoi, a new species of the reticulatus species group from the Brazilian Amazon Region (Diptera, Ceratopogonidae).

Research paper by Emanuelle de Sousa Ede S Farias, Antonio Marques AM Pereira Júnior, Maria Luiza ML Felippe-Bauer, Felipe Arley Costa FA Pessoa, Jansen Fernandes JF Medeiros, Maria Clara Alves MC Santarém

Indexed on: 26 Apr '16Published on: 26 Apr '16Published in: ZooKeys


A new species of biting midge (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae), Culicoides hildebrandoi sp. n., is described and illustrated based on female and male specimens from the states of Amazonas and Rondônia, Brazil. This new species belongs to the reticulatus species group and differs from the 24 other species of this group by the elongate slightly swollen 3(rd) palpal segment with scattered capitate sensilla but lacking a sensory pit.