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The Frog-Biting Midges of the World (Corethrellidae: Diptera)
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Fossil, cladistic and morphological evidence indicates that Corethrella females have been feeding on calling frogs since at least the Early Cretaceous and at least one lineage has dispersed from the New World to southeast Asia and some species are located on volcanic islands in the Caribbean, indicating further instances of dispersal. Expand
Catalog of the New World Biting Midges North of Mexico (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae)
This catalog of the biting midges (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) of the New World north of Mexico includes 603 species and 39 genera. The full citation, province or state of the type locality andExpand
The pupae of the biting midges of the world (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae), with a generic key and analysis of the phylogenetic relationships between genera.
The pupae of species in each of the 45 genera of Ceratopogonidae known in this stage are diagnosed and described. A standard set of terms is provided, with a glossary, for all pertinent structures ofExpand
The Pupae of Culicomorpha—Morphology and a New Phylogenetic Tree
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Analysis of the fossil record shows that the Chironomidae (and the Culicomorpha) originated in the Triassic and both Simulioidea and Culicoidea were present by 176 million years ago in the Jurassic. Expand
The Earliest Fossil Mosquito (Diptera: Culicidae), in Mid-Cretaceous Burmese Amber
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The fossil has several plesiomorphic features, indicating that it is the sister group of all other fossil and extant Culicidae: a relatively short proboscis, the palpi extending beyond the apex of the proboscope, a clypeus with several setae, and the palpus without scales. Expand
A world catalogue of fossil and extant Corethrellidae and Chaoboridae (Diptera), with a listing of references to keys, bionomic information and descriptions of each known life stage
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A world list of species of fossil and extant Corethrellidae and Chaoboridae provides a catalogue of all valid names and their synonyms, original author, type-locality, type status and depository, distribution and the citation of authors who give the latest descriptions of the male adult, female adult, pupal, larval and egg stage. Expand
The male genital tract and aedeagal components of the Diptera with a discussion of their phylogenetic significance
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The male genital tract of Diptera is surveyed, based on whole dissections, with emphasis on nematocerous infraorders and especially the Culicomorpha, and there is no convincing evidence for the monophyly of the Chironomoidea. Expand
Attraction of female Uranotaenia lowii (Diptera: Culicidae) to frog calls in Costa Rica
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This is the first observation of female mosquitoes being attracted by the sound of a host, and it is suggested that this frequency is within the range of acoustic sensitivity of the female mosquito antennae. Expand
Molecular analysis of the biting midges (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae), based on mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase subunit 2.
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A molecular phylogeny of the Ceratopogonidae was developed, and strong support for an early separation of an ancient lineage that includes the two genera, Austroconops and Leptoconops, from the remainder of the family was given. Expand
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