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

Maria Cristina De Rodriguez, Willis W. Wirth


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.

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