Mirzayeva A.G.1, Potapova N.K.2 2019. [The fauna of biting midges (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) of Yakutia] // Euroasian Entomological Journal. Vol.18. No.4: 277–284 [in Russian, with English summary].
1 Institute of Systematics and Ecology of Animals, Russian Academy of Sciences, Siberian Branch, Frunze Str. 11, Novosibirsk 630091 Russia. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
2 Institute of biological problems of cryolithozone SB RAS, Lenina Ave. 41, Yakutsk 667980 Russia. E-mail: email@example.com
ABSTRACT. The species composition of biting midges (Ceratopogonidae) of Yakutia is reviewed on the basis of literature analysis (1960–2015) and a contemporary systematics of the species. 26 species from two genera, Culicoides — 25 species, and Forcipomyia — 1 species, are common in Yakutia. Two species, Forcipomyia fulginosa (Meigen, 1818) and Culicoides achray Kettle et Lawson, 1955, are eliminated from the list as wrongly identified, presence of C. fagineus Edwards, 1939 and C. impunctatus Goetghebuer, 1920 are questionable. The species status of C. (Avaritia) dobyi Callot et Kremer, 1969 and C. (Silvicola) anadyriensis Mirzaeva, 1984 is resurrected. Four species were erroneously identified and cited in literature, namely, C. glushchenkoae Glukhova, 1989 as C. okumensis Arnaud, 1956, C. pulicaris Linnaeus, 1758 as C. setosinervis Kieffer, 1913, C. reconditus Campbell et Pelham-Clinton, 1960 as C. cunctans Winnertz, 1852, and C. sphagnumensis Williams, 1955 as C. carjalaensis Glukhova, 1957. Distribution of biting midges is vary in different parts of Yakutia, the highest number is registered in NorthWestern (17 species) and Central (17 species) regions, and considerably lower in other areas, probably, because of poor study.
KEY WORDS: Ceratopogonidae, fauna, distribution, Yakutia.