Atrichopogon (Atrichopogon) caribbeanus Ewen

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 : 4

publication ID

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

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5450637

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/0A029528-3F13-EE0C-FF60-149DB58AFC55

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scientific name

Atrichopogon (Atrichopogon) caribbeanus Ewen
status

 

Atrichopogon (Atrichopogon) caribbeanus Ewen

Atrichopogon caribbeanus Ewen , in Ewen and Saunders, 1958: 683 ( Tobago).

Atrichopogon (Atrichopogon) caribbeanus: Borkent and Wirth 1997: 23 (in World catalog); Borkent and Spinelli 2000: 10 (in Neotropical catalog; distribution).

Discussion. This Neotropical species was previously known only from the original Tobago type series that included larvae, pupae and adults reared from wood collected in a stream. We discovered a single female in the FSCA with associated larval and pupal exuviae reared from water lettuce by Kai Lok Chan in Indian River Co., Florida that Wirth mounted on a slide and identified as this species. The unique features of the larva, pupa and adult female agree perfectly with the illustrations and descriptions in Ewen and Saunders (1958) and, therefore, this is the first record of this species from Florida and the United States.

New records. Florida, Indian River Co., Chinese Farm, 21-VIII-1987, Kai Lok Chan, ex. Pistia leaf, 1 female (FSCA). New continental US record.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Ceratopogonidae

Genus

Atrichopogon

Loc

Atrichopogon (Atrichopogon) caribbeanus Ewen

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

Atrichopogon (Atrichopogon) caribbeanus:

Borkent, A. & G. R. Spinelli 2000: 10
Borkent, A. & W. W. Wirth 1997: 23
1997
Loc

Atrichopogon caribbeanus

Ewen, A. B. & L. G. Saunders 1958: 683
1958