Forcipomyia (Microhelea) eriophora (Williston)

William L. Grogan, Jr., Hribar, Lawrence J., Murphree, C. Steven & Cilek, James E., 2010, New records of biting and predaceous midges from Florida, including species new to the fauna of the United States (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae), Insecta Mundi 2010 (147), pp. 1-59: 16-17

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http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5352908

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scientific name

Forcipomyia (Microhelea) eriophora (Williston)
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Forcipomyia (Microhelea) eriophora (Williston)  

Ceratopogon eriophorus Williston, 1896: 279   ( St. Vincent). Forcipomyia eriophora: Wolcott 1923: 210   (combination; Puerto Rico; feeding on tobacco hornworms). Forcipomyia (Microhelea) eriophora: Wirth 1972: 571   (revision of New World Microhelea Kieffer);

Wilkening et al. 1985: 517 (Florida records); Hribar and Grogan 2005: 229 (Big Pine Key, Monroe Co.

record); Borkent and Grogan 2009: 8 (in Nearctic catalog; distribution).

Discussion. This moderately common species is known in the United States from Maryland and Florida ( Borkent and Grogan 2009), throughout the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America south to Brazil ( Borkent and Spinelli 2007). Wilkening et al. (1985) listed it in Florida in Collier, Dade, Jackson and Monroe counties. Hribar and Grogan (2005) provided an additional Monroe Co. record from Big Pine Key and we provide additional records from other Keys.

New records. Monroe Co., Key Largo , Tavernier , Tavernier Airport, 14 August 2008, D. DeMay, dry icebaited ABC trap, 1 female   ; Long Point Key , 28 Sept. 2006, D. DeMay, light trap, 1 male, same data except 25 Oct. 2006, 1 female   ; Lower Matecumbe Key , 13 Sept. 2006, D. DeMay, light trap, 1 male   ; Upper Matecumbe Key , 6 Sept. 2006, D. DeMay, light trap, 1 female, same data except 19 December 2006, 2 females, same data except 12 June 2007, 1 female, same data except 21 Aug. 2007, 4 females   ; Plantation Key , 23 Sept. 2006, D. DeMay, light trap, 2 females   ; Windley Key , 15 Aug. 2006, D. DeMay, light trap, 3 females, same data except 2 Sept. 2008, dry ice-baited ABC trap, 1 female, same data except 22 Sept. 2008, light trap, 1 female ( FSCA; FLKC; WLGC)   .

FSCA

Florida State Collection of Arthropods, The Museum of Entomology

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Ceratopogonidae

Genus

Forcipomyia

Loc

Forcipomyia (Microhelea) eriophora (Williston)

William L. Grogan, Jr., Hribar, Lawrence J., Murphree, C. Steven & Cilek, James E. 2010
2010
Loc

Ceratopogon eriophorus

Wirth, W. W. 1972: 571
Wolcott, G. N. 1923: 210
Williston, S. W. 1896: 279
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