How to use IIKC ?
How to cite IIKC ?
How IIKC is born ?

--> Windows (download the two files and run Setup_IIK.exe):
Setup IIKC

Setup Xper

--> Linux: IIKC.tgz  / --> MacOs:

3 new online keys are available:

--- Complete online key (slide mounted specimens) ---

--- Stereomicroscope interactive key ---

--- Stereomicroscope dichotomic key ---

Contact us :

IIKC users are encouraged to contact the authors for feedbacks or new taxonomic information.

Mathieu B., Cêtre-Sossah C., Garros C., Chavernac D., Balenghien T., Carpenter S., Setier-Rio ML., Vignes-Lebbe R., Ung V., Candolfi E., Delécolle JC. Development and validation of IIKC: an interactive identification key for Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) females from the Western Palaearctic region. Parasites and Vectors, 2012: 5: 137

Mathieu B, Cêtre-Sossah C, Garros C, Chavernac D, Balenghien T, Vignes-Lebbe R, Ung V, Candolfi E, Delécolle JC: IIKC: An Interactive Identification Key for female Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) from the West Palearctic region. In Proceedings of the international congress Tools for Identifying Biodiversity: Progress and Problems: 20-22 September 2010; Paris. Edited by Nimis PL, Vignes-Lebbe R; 2010: 201-205

The database development, taxonomic status of species and diagnostic characters were discussed by experts of the European network Medreonet at the international meeting on Culicoides taxonomy, Strasbourg, France, March 2009.
(Minutes are available here).

IIKC was granted by the French
"Ministère de l’Agriculture et de la Pêche."

Last update : March 2015
The authors would like to acknowledge all the partners of the MedReoNet WP2 and especially R. Meiswinkel, F. Schaffner (Institut of Parasitology, Zurich, Switzerland), M. Miranda (University of Balearic, Spain), E. Candolfi (University of Strasbourg, France) and C. Cêtre-Sossah (Cirad, France). A special thanks to R. Venail (EID-Med, France), M.L. Setier-Rio (EID-Med, France), X. Allène (Cirad, France), I. Rakotoarivony (Cirad, France) and L. Gardès (Cirad, France) for testing the beta version.

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Number of taxa described: 108
Groups of descriptors: 5
List of descriptors: 64
Base properties