A New Species of Macropeza (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) with Biological Notes on the Genus

Walter I. Knausenberger, Willis W. Wirth


Detailed descriptions are given for a new species of biting midge from Virginia, Macropeza pamunkeiana Knausenberger and Wirth, together with comparative notes on M. blantoni Wirth and Ratanaworabhan, the only other known species of the genus in the Western Hemisphere. The new species appears to prefer small stream environments, and has austral affinities. Notes on the known biology of the genus are provided.

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