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Atriculicoides globosus Boesel 1937 (biting midge)

Insecta - Diptera - Ceratopogonidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 214131

Alternative combinations: Lasiohelea globosa, Protoculicoides globosus

Synonym: Lasiohelea cretea Boesel 1937 (taxon 214132)

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 Atriculicoides according to A. Borkent 2019

Sister taxa: Atriculicoides cenomanensis, Atriculicoides ciliatus, Atriculicoides dasyheleis, Atriculicoides hispanicus, Atriculicoides incompletus, Atriculicoides macrophthalmus, Atriculicoides sanjusti, Atriculicoides sibiricus, Atriculicoides swinhoei, Atriculicoides szadziewskii, Atriculicoides taimyricus

Type specimens:

  • Atriculicoides globosus: ROM 47, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Cedar Lake (ROM collection), which is in a Campanian terrestrial amber in Canada.
  • Lasiohelea cretea: ROM 36, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Cedar Lake (ROM collection), which is in a Campanian terrestrial amber in Canada.

Ecology:

Average measurements (in mm): body length 1.54, wing length 0.910