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Forcipomyia (Trichohelea) araneivora n. sp. ectoparasite d'une araignée habitant les monts Nimba en Guinée [Diptera, Ceratopogonidae; Araneae, Araneidae]

  title={Forcipomyia (Trichohelea) araneivora n. sp. ectoparasite d'une araign{\'e}e habitant les monts Nimba en Guin{\'e}e [Diptera, Ceratopogonidae; Araneae, Araneidae]},
  author={Jean Clastrier and Jean Legrand},

Death comes on two wings: a review of dipteran natural enemies of arachnids

Information is summarized on all lineages of Diptera known to attack arachnids, including predators, parasites, kleptoparasites and parasitoids, with particular emphasis on Acroceridae, one of the most significant groups of natural enemies of spiders.

Taking a Bite out of Diversity - Taxonomy and systematics of biting midges

The biting midges (family Ceratopogonidae) is one of the most species rich amongst the biting flies (Diptera) and has been recorded from most parts of the world. The species are mostly known for th

New observations on a neotropical termite-hunting theridiid spider: opportunistic nest raiding, prey storage, and ceratopogonid kleptoparasites

Abstract A neotropical spider in the genus Janula Strand 1932 is reported as an opportunistic raider in damaged carton nests of the arboreal termite Nasutitermes ephratae. These spiders were shown to

Harmful touch: tarsal palisades as unique tools of predation in biting midges (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae)

This study shows that reinforced tarsal setae probably evolved independently on the tarsi of biting midges, in the lineage of originally parasitic Forcipomyiinae and DasyheleINAe and within the lineageof predatory Ceratopogoninae.

New records of Forcipomyia (Pterobosca) incubans (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) parasitizing wings of Odonata in Brazil

The results suggest that the distribution of this species may range from southern South America to Mexico, with higher densities in the Brazilian and Colombian Tropical Rain Forests.

New Host Records of the Ectoparasitic Biting Midge Forcipomyia (Trichohelea) pectinunguis (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) on Adult Geometrid Moths (Lepidoptera: Geometridae)

Female biting midges of the subgenera Microhelea Kieffer, Pterobosca Macfie, and Trichoheleoa Goetghebuer feed on the hemolymph of arthropod hosts, as do some species of the closely related genus Atrichopogon KIEffer.