DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15560/12.6.2002

List of Culicoides biting midges (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) from the state of Amazonas, Brazil, including new records

Emanuelle de Sousa Farias, Jéssica Feijó Almeida, Felipe Arley Costa Pessoa

Abstract


Culicoides are vectors of pathogenic agents that infect humans and other animals. Here, we provide a list of Culicoides from the state of Amazonas and also document new records from Presidente Figueiredo Municipality, Amazonas, Brazil. We provide a map of recorded species and a wing atlas for identification. The Culicoides fauna of Amazonas is now known to include 89 known species that belong to seven subgenera, 10 informal species groups, and one ungrouped species. We record nine species of Culicoides (C. aldomari, C. batesi, C. brownie, C. flavivenulus, C. franklini, C. guamai, C. paramaruim, C. pusilloides and C. tidwelli) for the first time from Amazonas state. Culicoides brownie and C. tidwelli are reported for the first time from Brazil.


Keywords


biodiversity, culicomorpha, hematophagous insects, Amazon Basin

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