Culicoides paraensis

Culicoides paraensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Ceratopogonidae
Genus: Culicoides
Species: C. paraensis
Binomial name
Culicoides paraensis
(Goeldi, 1905) [1]

Culicoides paraensis is a species of midge found from the northern United States to Argentina, which acts as the vector of the Oropouche fever virus.[2]


  1. ^ "Culicoides paraensis (Goeldi, 1905)". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. 
  2. ^ David R. Mercer & Maikol J. Castillo-Pizango (July 2005). "Changes in relative species compositions of biting midges (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) and an outbreak of Oropouche virus in Iquitos, Peru". Journal of Medical Entomology 42 (4): 554–558. doi:10.1603/0022-2585(2005)042[0554:CIRSCO]2.0.CO;2. PMID 16119543.