species that is a vector of Mansonella ozzardi, in the West Indies.
a large genus of biting midges belonging to the family Ceratopogonidae. They act as vectors of bluetongue, ephemeral fever, Akabane virus of cattle, epizootic hemorrhagic disease of deer, and African horse sickness and many are intermediate hosts of filarioid nematodes.
Many are causes of cutaneous hypersensitivity in horses (Queensland or sweet itch)—C. brevitarsis, C. imicola, C. insignis, C. lupicaris, C. obsoletus, C. pulicaris, C. punctatus, C. spinosus, C. stellifer, C. varipennis.
Culicoides brevitarsis (Culicoides robertsi)
one of the vectors of bluetongue virus and causes hypersensitivity to its bite. Called also Queensland itch. See also sweet itch.
intermediate host of Mansonella ozzardi.
intermediate host of Dipetalonema perstans and D. streptocerca.
intermediate host of Onchocerca cervicalis.
intermediate host of Onchocerca gibsoni.