A new Brazilian species of the Culicoides limai
group, C.lobatoi from Nova Friburgo, State of Rio de Janeiro, is described andillustrated from female specimens.
Studies of material from light trap collection made by Felippe-Bauer in Nova
Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, revealed a new species described here based
on female specimens.
In our study we used the terminology employed in the comprehensive revisions
on Culicoides, by Wirth and Blanton for Panama (1959), the Amazon Basin
(1973), and the West Indies (1974), and the Atlas of wing photographs of
Neotropical species, by Wirth et al. (1988).