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Habitat

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Occurs in forested areas of high rainfall at low to moderate elevation. It appears to be restricted to the forest canopy.
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John Burger
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Manuel A. Zumbado
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Cristian Granados
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Elvia Zumbado
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Distribution

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Distribucion en Costa Rica: Alajuela: Upala. Cartago: Paraíso. Guanacaste: La Cruz; Liberia; Tilarán. Heredia: Sarapiquí. Limón: Pococí. Puntarenas: Golfito; Puntarenas. Rain forests in both slopes, at elevations of 345 to 1400 meters.
Distribucion General: Panama.
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John Burger
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Manuel A. Zumbado
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Cristian Granados
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Elvia Zumbado
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Trophic Strategy

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Females feed on the blood of mammals, including humans.
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John Burger
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Manuel A. Zumbado
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Cristian Granados
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Elvia Zumbado
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Life Cycle

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Immature stages unknown.
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John Burger
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Manuel A. Zumbado
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Cristian Granados
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Elvia Zumbado
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Diagnostic Description

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Hind tibiae without apical spurs; basicosta with sparse strong setae less dense than on the adjoining costa; antennae with at most an acute dorsobasal angle; tibiae not inflated; frontal callus present; frontoclypeus and genae not inflated; labella unsclerotized; wings with a prominent dark pattern that can be reduced to a small area below the stigma; wings without clear areas around all crossveins and the fork of veins R4 and R5 when included in the dark pattern; maxillary palpi inflated; proboscis scarcely longer than the maxillary palpi; labella large; males with large eye facets long pilose; mesoscutum not or only faintly striped; scutellum and adjoining part of the mesoscutum with bright golden hairs; wings with cells br and bm entirely hyaline, a dark patch filling entire discal area from the ends of cells br and bm to slightly beyond the fork of veins R4 and R5 and from the costa to the hind margin; fourth abdominal tergite with a broad trapezoid of yellowish white or white hairs covering the segment except for the extreme sides.
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INBio, Costa Rica
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John Burger
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Manuel A. Zumbado
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Cristian Granados
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Elvia Zumbado
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Diagnostic Description

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Localidad del tipo: Panama, Bocas del Toro, Almirante.
Depositario del tipo: Cambridge: Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University.
Recolector del tipo:
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INBio, Costa Rica
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John Burger
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Manuel A. Zumbado
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Cristian Granados
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Elvia Zumbado
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