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Culicoides tyrrelli Boesel 1937 (biting midge)

Insecta - Diptera - Ceratopogonidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 214138

Alternative combination: Dasyhelea tyrrelli

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 Culicoides according to A. Borkent 2019

Sister taxa: Culicoides (Groganomyia), Culicoides abbreviatipennis, Culicoides agamus, Culicoides ambericus, Culicoides annosus, Culicoides antilleanus, Culicoides atratus, Culicoides austerus, Culicoides balticus, Culicoides bicolor, Culicoides bifidus, Culicoides brisaci, Culicoides brodzinskyi, Culicoides bullus, Culicoides canadensis, Culicoides carri, Culicoides casei, Culicoides ceranowiczi, Culicoides dasyheleiformis, Culicoides doyeni, Culicoides elongatulus, Culicoides eoselficus, Culicoides filipalpis, Culicoides fossilis, Culicoides gedanensis, Culicoides gracilior, Culicoides grandibocus, Culicoides hispanicolus, Culicoides jucundus, Culicoides kaluginae, Culicoides laurae, Culicoides liliputanus, Culicoides mammalicolus, Culicoides megacanthus, Culicoides mioceneus, Culicoides obesus, Culicoides obscuratus, Culicoides obuncus, Culicoides prussicus, Culicoides speciosus, Culicoides sphenostylus, Culicoides subgedanensis, Culicoides succineus, Culicoides succivarius, Culicoides tenuipennis, Culicoides truncatus, Culicoides ventralis, Culicoides yoosti, Culicoides (Oecacta) dasyheleiformis, Culicoides (Oecacta) succivarius

Type specimen: ROM 28, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Cedar Lake (ROM collection), which is in a Campanian terrestrial amber in Canada.

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Average measurements (in mm): body length 1.50, wing length 1.10