Male Ceratopogon cf. inverecundus, copyright NTNU university Museum.

Belongs within: Ceratopogonidae.

The Ceratopogonini are a group of biting midges whose eyes are usually pubescent and wings often milky in appearance (Downes & Wirth 1981).

Characters (from Downes & Wirth 1981): Eye usually pubescent. Female antenna with 13 flagellomeres. Wing often milky. Cell r2+3 usually small, not or only a little longer than cell r1, one or both cells sometimes lost; crossvein r-m nearly perpendicular to R4+5; M forking beyond crossvein r-m.

<==Ceratopogonini DW81
    |--Alluaudomyia bella DW81
    |--Isohelea stigmalis DW81
    |--Rhynchohelea monilicornis DW81
    |--Ceratoculicoides DW81
    |--Brachypogon DW81
    |    |--B. paraensis DW81
    |    `--B. stigmalis BSG09
    `--Ceratopogon BSG09
         |--C. bicolor K01
         |--C. culicoidithorax DW81
         |--C. inverecundus BSG09
         |--C. sericatus K01
         `--C. willisi BSG09

*Type species of generic name indicated


[BSG09] Borkent, A., G. R. Spinelli & W. L. Grogan Jr. 2009. Ceratopogonidae (biting midges, purrujas). In: Brown, B. V., A. Borkent, J. M. Cumming, D. M. Wood, N. E. Woodley & M. A. Zumbado (eds) Manual of Central American Diptera vol. 1 pp. 407–435. Ottawa, NRC Research Press.

[DW81] Downes, J. A., & W. W. Wirth. 1981. Ceratopogonidae. In: McAlpine, J. F., B. V. Peterson, G. E. Shewell, H. J. Teskey, J. R. Vockeroth & D. S. Wood (eds) Manual of Nearctic Diptera vol. 1 pp. 393–421. Research Branch, Agriculture Canada.

[K01] Kertész, K. 1901. Legyek [Dipteren]. In: Horváth, G. (ed.) Zichy Jenő Gróf Harmadik Ázsiai Utazása [Dritte Asiatische Forschungsreise des Grafen Eugen Zichy] vol. 2. Zichy Jenő Gróf Harmadik Ázsiai Utazásának Állattani Eredményei [Zoologische Ergebnisse der Dritten Asiatischen Forschungsreise des Grafen Eugen Zichy] pp. 179–201. Victor Hornyánszky: Budapest, and Karl W. Hierseman: Leipzig.

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