Latitudinal Gradient of Biting Midges in the Genus Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) in Argentina and Bolivia

  title={Latitudinal Gradient of Biting Midges in the Genus Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) in Argentina and Bolivia},
  author={Cecilia A. Veggiani Aybar and Mar{\'i}a Julia Dantur Juri and Guillermo Luis Claps and Mercedes Sara Lizarralde de Grosso and Gustavo R Spinelli},
Abstract We provide the first records of 8 species of biting midges in the genus Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) in a wide latitudinal gradient of the Yungas Ecoregion in Argentina and the Chaco Ecoregion in Bolivia, including a map of their distribution, and an updated checklist of species in the study area. Additional locality records were obtained from published articles and from specimens collected in these and other ecoregions in both countries. Included are the first Argentinean… 

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