A New Species of Man-Biting Culicoides From the High Andes of Colombia (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae)

Maria Cristina De Rodriguez, Willis W. Wirth

Abstract


Culicoides suarezi Rodriguez and Wirth, NEW SPECIES, is described from 3230 m elevation on Monserrate near Bogota, Columbia, where it was collected while biting man. A key is presented to distinguish the 4 described species of the andicola group of the subgenus Avaritia, to which the new species belongs. All are anthropophilic and confined to the paramo regions of the Colombian Andes.

Full Text:

PDF