Revision of the Culicoides (Avaritia) Imicola complex Khamala & Kettle (Diptera : Ceratopogonidae) from the Australasian region

Glenn Bellis, Alan Dyce, David Gopurenko, Tohru Yanase, Claire Garros, Karien Labuschagne, Andrew Mitchell

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Abstract

The monophyly of the Imicola complex, a natural species complex within subgenus C. subgen. Avaritia Fox of the biting midge genus Culicoides Latreille, is supported using morphological and molecular analyses. A diagnosis for the group along with comparative redescriptions of the male and female of the species represented in Australasia, C. brevitarsis Kieffer and C. nudipalpis Delfinado and a description of C. asiatica Bellis sp. nov., are presented together with keys for their specific determination and molecular support for their status.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)401-427
Number of pages27
JournalZootaxa
Volume3768
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2014

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