The <I>Culicoides</I> (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) of Belize, Central America


  • Deborah S. Brickle
  • Daniel V. Hagan


Insecta, Belize, bluetongue, epizootic hemorrhagic disease, Central America, biting midges


The Culicoides fauna of Belize is poorly known, and until 1974 only 3 species were recorded. Nineteen species of Culicoides from Belize were identified from six collection sites: C. barbosai Wirth & Blanton, C. crepuscularis Malloch, C. debilipalpis Lutz, C. diabolicus Hoffman, C. foxi Ortiz, C. furens (Poey), C.gabaldoni Ortiz, C. heliconiae Fox & Hoffman, C. hoffmani Fox, C. imitator Ortiz, C. insignis Lutz, C. jamaicensis Edwards, C. leopoldoi Ortiz, C. limai Barretto, C. paraensis (Goeldi), C. pifanoi Ortiz, C. pusilloides Wirth & Blanton, C. pusillus Lutz, and a new species, C. mckeeveri Brickle & Hagan is described and illustrated.