A new fossil mosquito, with notes on the morphology and taxonomy of other species reported from Eocene Baltic amber (Diptera: Culicidae)

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A new fossil mosquito, with notes on the morphology and taxonomy of other species reported from Eocene Baltic amber (Diptera: Culicidae)

Males of Culiseta gedanica sp. n. and Culex erikae Szadziewski & Szadziewska, 1985 are described, and an incomplete male of Coquillettidia is reported from Baltic amber for the first time. Aedes perkunas Podenas, 1999 is recognized as a junior synonym of Culex erikae, syn. n.Aedes serafini Szadziewski, 1998 is transferred to the genus Ochlerotatus, comb. n. Mosquitoes are rare fossils in Baltic amber. They represent six species of extant genera with a worldwide distribution: Culiseta, Ochlerotatus, Coquillettidia, Culex and Aedes. A key to the identification of males is also provided.

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