Nine benthic invertebrate taxa were identified in the stomach contents of these specimens: Ostracoda, Hidracarina, Ceratopogonidae
, Chironomidae, Simuliidae, Tipulidae, Libellulidae, Calamoceratidae, and Pyralidae.
The following 13 species of Ceratopogonidae
in Atrichopogon (3 species), Forcipomyia (3 species), Dasyhelea (2 species), Culicoides (4 species) and Bezzia (1 species), were collected during the field work and are new records from Martin Garcia island, Argentina.
First records of Culicoides sonorensis (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae
), a known vector of bluetongue virus, in southern Ontario.
Austrotinodes ORDEN DIPTERA (larvas & pupas) GLOSSOSOMATIDAE SUBORDEN NEMATOCERA Culoptila BLEPHARICERIDAE Mortionella Paltostoma Protoptila CERATOPOGONIDAE
are biting midges (Culicoides spp.; Diptera: Ceratopogonidae
) (Eberhard et al.
Holt et al., "Evidence incriminating midges (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae
) as potential vectors of Leishmania in Australia," International Journal for Parasitology, vol.
Blood-feeding behavior of vesicular stomatitis virus infected Culicoides sonorensis (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae
[42, 41, 66] pointing to the biting midges of the genus Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae
) which are biological vectors of numerous pathogens, including viruses bluetongue In fact the Arbovirus bluetongue is responsible for a serious deadly infection for wild and domestic ruminants such as sheep.
However, Illinois streams in watersheds with predominately agricultural and urban LULC have been shown to exhibit functionally different communities dominated by collector-gatherers and pollution tolerant families including Chironomidae, Ceratopogonidae
, and non-insectan taxa such as Oligochaeta (Gorman 1987, Sangunett 2005, Stone et al.
West Palm Beach, FL, September 04, 2015 --(PR.com)-- There more than 4,000 varieties of attacking midgets in the Ceratopogonidae
household, and also over 1,000 in merely one category, Culicoides.