The following five new species of Culicoides
from Colombia are described, illustrated and placed to subgenus or species group: Culicoides antioquiensis
, Culicoides gabrieli
, Culicoides inermis
, Culicoides micayensis
and Culicoides nigrifemur
. C. gabrieli
is also known from Peru. When possible, their position in previously published keys is indicated and their features discussed in light of the most recent revisions. A list of 180 Culicoides species known (114) or suspected of being in Colombia (66) is given in a Table. Of these, 12 including the new species are recorded from Colombia for the first time.