Image Number: 1318089

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Descriptor:
Adult(s)
Description:
A sixteenth-inch-long female biting midge, Culicoides sonorensis, feeds blood delivered through artificial membrane developed for mass insect rearing.
Image type:
Field

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Image location:
United States

Subject

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Atelocerata
Class: Hexapoda (including Insecta)
Infraclass: Neoptera
Subclass: Pterygota
Order: Diptera
Suborder: Nematocera
Infraorder: Culicomorpha
Family: Ceratopogonidae
Subfamily: Certopogoninae
Tribe: Culicoidini
Genus: Culicoides
Subject: Culicoides sonorensis Wirth & Jones, 1957
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Image uploaded:
Wednesday, March 5, 2003
Image last updated:
Monday, December 11, 2006