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The Species of Culicoides Related to obsoletus (Maigen) in Eastern North America (Diptera:Ceratopogonidae)

TitleThe Species of Culicoides Related to obsoletus (Maigen) in Eastern North America (Diptera:Ceratopogonidae)
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1963
AuthorsJamnback, H, Wirth, WW
JournalAnnals of the Entomological Society of America
Volume56
Pagination185-198
Keywordsbiology
Abstract

The obsoletus group of the subgenus Culicoides (Avaritia) is characterized and the four eastern North American species, which were previously included under the names obsoletus (Meigen) and chiopterus (Meigen), are described with keys for identification of males and females, and when known, the larvae and pupae. These four species are alachua n. sp. from Florida; chiopterus (Meigen) not abundant, probably widespread; obsoletus (Meigen) common and widespread; and sanguisuga (Coquillett), the important pest of eastern woodlands. The known distribution and breeding habitats of these species are discussed.

URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1093/aesa/56.2.185
DOI10.1093/aesa/56.2.185