SPINELLI Gustavo Ricardo
Description of the male of Culicoides (Hoffmania) baniwa Felippe-Bauer of the
CASTELLON EG; PESSOA FAC; SPINELLI GR; FELIPPE-BAUER ML
Lugar: Auckland; Año: 2012 vol. 3401 p. 66 - 68
Borkent (2011) recognized 43 neotropical species of Culicoides in the subgenus Hoffmania Fox. Of these, 32 belong to the C. guttatus species group and 11 to the C. hylas species group. One of the species of the latter group, Culicoides baniwa Felippe-Bauer, was recently described based on female specimen collected in São Gabriel da Cachoeira, Amazonas, Brazil (Felippe-Bauer et al., 2009). The authors also include a key and a synopsis of the species of this group, which includes seven species inhabiting the Brazilian Amazon Region. The purpose of this paper is to describe and illustrate the male of Culicoides baniwa Felippe-Bauer based on specimen collected with CDC light trap in the type locality and in peruvian Amazon. For better understanding the female diagnosis is also included.