Culicoides imicola Kieffer, 1913

  • C. pallidipennis  Carter, Ingram and Macfie, 1920
  • C. iraquis  Khalaf, 1957
  • C. minutus  Sen and Das Gupta, 1959
  • C. pseudoturgidus  Das Gupta, 1962

General information for the taxon Biogeographic region where the taxon is recorded : Afrotropical, Palaearctic, Oriental

The wings are pale with dark spots. Vein M2 is dark and a diagnostic feature is the well marked “pre-apical excision” on vein M2. The third segment of the palp has a single small sensory pit; there are two spermathecae. Triangular aedeagus, with a well-developed median peg-like structure
the ninth sternite membrane with a variable number of spicules
Delécolle et al (2002) has published a redescription of the species


Implications as vector species

  family Ceratopogonidae
Important bibliographic reference(s)
Specimen(s) present in collection (1)
AVAbase ID Country of collection Voucher Sequence(s) Status Sample(s) Picture(s) Number
AVA8 France In collection Single individual

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