SPINELLI Gustavo Ricardo
New species of Central American Culicoides Latreille (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) with a synopsis of species from Costa Rica
SPINELLI GR; BORKENT A
PROCEEDINGS OF THE ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF WASHINGTON
ENTOMOL SOC WASHINGTON
Lugar: Washington, D.C; Año: 2004 vol. 106 p. 361 - 395
Ten new species of Central American Culicoides are described, illustrated and placed to subgenus or species group. Their position in previously published keys is indicated and their features discussed in light of the most recent revisions. Eight of the new species are known only from Costa Rica, one is known from Costa Rica and Panama and one is recorded from Honduras and El Salvador. The new species are named Culicoides annettae, C. chaverrii, C. cummingi, C. hermani, C. hondurensis, C. monicae, C. picadoi, C. ronderosi, C. trifidus, and C. zumbadoi. A list of 148 Culicoides species known or suspected of being in Costa Rica is given in a table. Of these, 42 including the new species, are recorded from Costa Rica for the first time. Most of the new species are recorded from mid to high elevations.