Culicoides dasyophrus Macfie, 1940,

Carvalho, Luis Paulo Costa, Farias, Emanuelle de Sousa, Gil, Luiz Herman Soares, Pessoa, Felipe Arley Costa & Medeiros, Jansen F, 2017, New species records of Culicoides biting midges (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) for the state of Rondonia in Brazilian Amazon, Biodiversity Data Journal 5, pp. 13075-13075: 13075

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Culicoides dasyophrus Macfie, 1940


Culicoides dasyophrus Macfie, 1940 


Type status: Other material. Occurrence: recordedBy: J.F. Medeiros; individualCount: 1; sex: female; lifeStage: adult; Location: country: Brazil; stateProvince: Rondônia; municipality: Cacoal; verbatimCoordinates: 11°25'53"S; 61°26'52"W; Event: samplingProtocol: HP light traps; eventDate: 2014-11-12 /21; habitat: forestGoogleMaps 


Eyes narrowly separated above, with long interfacetal hairs; third palpal segments swollen, with a broad, shallow, sensory pit; wing with poststigmatie pale spots in cell r3 more or less fused, the posterior one located slightly proximad of the anterior one, distal pale spot in cell r3 small, only one small pale spot in distal part of anal cell and one pale spot in distal part of cell m2; halter whitish; spermatheca one, pyriform ( Wirth and Blanton 1956).


Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Guyana and Brazil (Amazonas, Pará, Roraima, Mato Grosso and now in Rondônia) ( Borkent and Spinelli 2007, Farias et al. 2016a, Macfie 1940 and Santarém and Felippe-Bauer 2017).


This species was here recorded for the first time in Rondônia State.