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Protoculicoides depressus Boesel 1937 (biting midge)

Insecta - Diptera - Ceratopogonidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 214129

Full reference: M. W. Boesel. 1937. Order Diptera, Family Chironomidae, in Insects and arachnids from Canadian amber. University of Toronto Studies in Geology 40:44-55

Belongs to Protoculicoides according to A. Borkent 2019

Sister taxon: Protoculicoides revelatus

Type specimen: ROM 6, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Cedar Lake (ROM collection), which is in a Campanian terrestrial amber in Canada.


Average measurements (in mm): body length 1.88, wing length 0.970