Encyclopedia of Parasitology

Living Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Ceratopogonidae

  • Heinz Mehlhorn
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27769-6_548-2

Name

Greek: keras = horn and pogon = beard.

Synonyms

General Information

This family of Diptera comprises four genera: Culicoides, Leptoconops, Lasiohelea, and Austroconops (Figs. 15). Culicoides is the most widespread and abundant with 800 species (Table 1). There are fewer species (120) of Leptoconops, but they are widely distributed, and their bite is even more painful than that of Culicoides. The genus Lasiohelea is as widely distributed as Leptoconops with relatively few species (150). Only one species is known of Austroconops ( A. macmillanii) in Australia.

Keywords

Salt Marsh Blood Meal General Mating Tree Leaf Temperate Species 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Zoomorphologie, Zellbiologie und ParasitologieHeinrich-Heine-UniversitätDüsseldorfGermany