Florida Entomologist (2015) 98, 633-638

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Cecilia A. Veggiani Aybar, María J. Dantur Juri, Guillermo L. Claps, Mercedes S. Lizarralde de Grosso and Gustavo R. Spinelli (2015)
Latitudinal gradient of biting midges in the genus Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) in Argentina and Bolivia
Florida Entomologist 98 (2), 633-638
Abstract: We provide the first records of 8 species of biting midges in the genus Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) in a wide latitudinal gradient of the Yungas Ecoregion in Argentina and the Chaco Ecoregion in Bolivia, including a map of their distribution, and an updated checklist of species in the study area. Additional locality records were obtained from published articles and from specimens collected in these and other ecoregions in both countries. Included are the first Argentinean records of Culicoides crescentis Wirth and Blanton and C. pampaensis Spinelli and Wirth from Salta Province; C. caridei Brèthes, C. crescentis, C. guttatus Coquillett, C. insignis Lutz, C. pampaensis, and C. venezuelensis Ortiz and Mirsa from Jujuy Province, and C. saltaensis Spinelli and Wirth and C. pampaensis from Tucumán Province. In addition, the first records of C. brasilianum Forattini, C. crescentis, and C. guttatus are provided from Bolivia.
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Database assignments for author(s): Gustavo R. Spinelli

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Beneficial Pest/Disease/Weed Crop/Product Country Quarant.

Culicoides paraensis Argentina
Culicoides paraensis Bolivia
Culicoides insignis Argentina
Culicoides insignis Bolivia
Culicoides venezuelensis Argentina
Culicoides venezuelensis Bolivia
Culicoides lahillei Argentina
Culicoides lahillei Bolivia
Culicoides debilipalpis Argentina
Culicoides paucienfuscatus Bolivia
Culicoides leopoldoi Bolivia