Biting midges (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) in tree hole habitats in Slovakia

Abstract

The water-filled tree hole fauna of biting midges (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) in Slovakia is documented for the first time. Three Culicoides Latreille and two Dasyhelea Kieffer species were reared from these habitats. Epidemiological significance of C. obsoletus (Meigen, 1818) is briefly discussed.

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Oboňa, J., Dominiak, P. Biting midges (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) in tree hole habitats in Slovakia. Ocean and Hydro 43, 61–65 (2014). https://doi.org/10.2478/s13545-014-0118-y

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Key words

  • Diptera
  • Ceratopogonidae
  • Culicoides
  • Dasyhelea
  • tree holes
  • faunistics
  • Slovakia