Culicoides (Hoffmania) heliconiae Fox & Hoffman, 1944,

Carvalho, Luis Paulo Costa, Farias, Emanuelle de Sousa, Gil, Luiz Herman Soares, Pessoa, Felipe Arley Costa & Medeiros, Jansen F, 2017, New species records of Culicoides biting midges (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) for the state of Rondonia in Brazilian Amazon, Biodiversity Data Journal 5, pp. 13075-13075: 13075

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/BDJ.5.e13075

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scientific name

Culicoides (Hoffmania) heliconiae Fox & Hoffman, 1944
status

 

Culicoides (Hoffmania) heliconiae Fox & Hoffman, 1944 

Culicoides (Hoffmania) heliconiae  Synonyms: C. rozeboomi  Barbosa, 1947

Materials

Type status: Other material. Occurrence: recordedBy: J.F. Medeiros; individualCount: 1; sex: male; lifeStage: adult; Location: country: Brazil; stateProvince: Rondônia; municipality: Cacoal; verbatimCoordinates: 11°25'53"S; 61°26'52"W; Event: samplingProtocol: HP light traps; eventDate: 2014-11-12 /21; habitat: fragmented forestGoogleMaps  Type status: Other material. Occurrence: recordedBy: L.P.C. Carvalho; individualCount: 1; sex: female; lifeStage: adult; Location: country: Brazil; stateProvince: Rondônia; municipality: Buritis; verbatimCoordinates: 10°12'47"S; 63°53'46"W; Event: samplingProtocol: HP light traps; eventDate: 2015-05-26; habitat: forestGoogleMaps 

Diagnosis

Third palpal segment with scattered sensilla; apical pale band on mid femur, hind femur dark to tip; wing with distal pale spot in r3 which is narrow and transverse, r3 with pale spot present anterior to base of M1, a single pale spot crosses the second radial cell, apices of CuA1 and CuA2 pale; spermathecae with short, slender necks ( Felippe-Bauer et al. 2009).

Distribution

Belize to Venezuela, Ecuador, Brazil (Acre, Amazonas, Pará and now in Rondônia), Grenada and Trinidad and Tobago ( Borkent and Spinelli 2007, Farias et al. 2016a, Fox and Hoffman 1944 and Santarém and Felippe-Bauer 2017).

Notes

This species was here recorded for the first time in Rondônia State.