Culicoides (Avaritia) pusillus Lutz

Huerta, Rodríguez, Ana M., William L. Grogan, Jr. & Ibáñez-Bernal, Sergio, 2012, New records of biting midges of the genus Culicoides Latreille from Mexico (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae), Insecta Mundi 2012 (211), pp. 1-20: 6

publication ID

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5174160

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scientific name

Culicoides (Avaritia) pusillus Lutz
status

 

Culicoides (Avaritia) pusillus Lutz  

Culicoides pusillus Lutz, 1913: 52   ( Brazil).

Culicoides (Avaritia) pusillus: Fox 1955: 218   (in list of New World species assigned to subgenus Avaritia   ).

Discussion. This primarily Neotropical species ranges from Florida and Mexico south to Brazil and northeastern Argentina ( Borkent and Spinelli 2000, 2007). Culicoides pusillus   is considered to be one of three possible Neotropical species that are capable of vectoring bluetongue to domestic and wild ruminants ( Sáenz and Greiner 1994; Borkent 2005). It was previously known in Mexico from only Chiapas; we provide the first records from Tabasco and Veracruz.

New records. Tabasco, Villahermosa, Zoológico, 23 December 2008 - 8 Jan 2009, A.Villanueva, Malaise trap, 3 females, 3 males. Veracruz, Axalan , Plan de Arroyo, 3 September 2008, Entomological brigade JS V, Malaise trap, 1 female   ; same data except CDC trap, 3 February 2009, 1 male   ; Juchique de Ferrer, Los Arroyos , 5 February 2009, Entomological brigade JS V, CDC trap, 1 female   ; same data except 18 February 2010, Malaise trap, 1 female, 1 male   ; Teocelo, Texin , en cafetal, 2 September 2008, CDC trap, 2 females   ; Alto Lucero, Arroyo Agrío , 5 September 2008, Malaise trap, 1 female   ; Fortin de Las Flores, June 1964, F. S. Blanton, 3 females, 3 males ( FSCA)   ; same data except 11 July 1964, 3 females ( FSCA)   ; same data except 16 July 1964, 1 male ( FSCA)   ; same data except 23 July 1964, 2 males ( FSCA)   ; same data except 9 August 1964, 2 females, 1 male ( FSCA)   ; same data except 11 August 1964, 1 female ( FSCA)   .

V

Royal British Columbia Museum - Herbarium

CDC

Changdu Institute for Drug Control

FSCA

Florida State Collection of Arthropods, The Museum of Entomology

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Ceratopogonidae

Genus

Culicoides

Loc

Culicoides (Avaritia) pusillus Lutz

Huerta, Rodríguez, Ana M., William L. Grogan, Jr. & Ibáñez-Bernal, Sergio 2012
2012
Loc

Culicoides (Avaritia) pusillus: Fox 1955: 218

Fox, I. 1955: 218
1955
Loc

Culicoides pusillus

Lutz, A. 1913: 52
1913