Culicoides

[ kyōō′lĭ-koidēz′ ]

n.

A genus of minute biting gnats or midges.


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Examples from the Web for culicoides

  • It is related to Culicoides but differs in the number of antennal segments and in its wing venation (fig. 163, e).

    Handbook of Medical Entomology|William Albert Riley
  • Of the genus Culicoides there are many species occurring in various parts of the world.

    Handbook of Medical Entomology|William Albert Riley
  • This genus is distinguished from Culicoides by its bare wings, the venation (fig. 163, c), and the longer tarsal claws.

    Handbook of Medical Entomology|William Albert Riley