Check List 12(6): e19604, doi: 10.15560/12.6.2002
List of Culicoides biting midges (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) from the state of Amazonas, Brazil, including new records
expand article infoEmanuelle de Sousa Farias, Jéssica Feijó Almeida, Felipe Arley Costa Pessoa
‡ Instituto Leônidas e Maria Deane, Brazil
Open Access
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.
biodiversity, culicomorpha, hematophagous insects, Amazon Basin