SPINELLI Gustavo Ricardo
The immature stages of the biting midge Culicoides debilipalpis Lutz (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae)
RONDEROS MM; CAZORLA CG; SPINELLI GR
Lugar: AUCKLAND; Año: 2010 p. 42 - 52
The fourth instar larva and pupa of Culicoides debilipalpis Lutz, 1913 are described, illustrated, and photomicrographed from material collected in tree-holes of Salix sp. in Entre Rios Province, Argentina by using binocular, phase-contrast, and scanning electron microscopy. Measurements of instars IIV are also presented. The larva shows features typical to carnivorous-predatory larvae, as well as characters typical of larvae occurring in tree holes and clean water. Details on larval biology, habitat, and feeding behavior are given.