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Simulium terribilis Förster 1891 (biting midge)

Insecta - Diptera - Ceratopogonidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 207352

Full reference: B. Förster. 1891. Die Insekten der "Plattigen Steinmergels" von Brunstatt. Abhandlungen zur Geologischen Specialkarte von Elsass-Lothringen, Band 3 1:335-593

Belongs to Ceratopogonidae according to R. W. Crosskey and T. M. Howard 2004

Sister taxa: Adelohelea, Alautunmyia, Archiculicoides, Atriculicoidinae, Ceratopogoninae, Dasyheleinae, Forcipomyiinae, Gerontodacus, Heleageron, Lebanoculicoidinae, Leptoconopinae, Protoculicoides, Simulia pasithea, Sinopogonitinae, Bezziinae

Type specimen: Its type locality is Brunstatt, horizon d3, which is in an Oligocene lacustrine - large marl in France

Ecology:

Average measurements (in mm): body 4.00 x 1.40