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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Species Culicoides crepuscularis

biting midge - Culicoides crepuscularis - female
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Nematocera" (Non-Brachycera))
Infraorder Culicomorpha (Mosquitoes and Midges)
Family Ceratopogonidae (Biting Midges)
Subfamily Ceratopogoninae
Genus Culicoides
Species crepuscularis (Culicoides crepuscularis)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Culicoides crepuscularis Malloch
Range
Most of temperate North America
Food
Adults feed on birds.