Mosquitoes of the extant avian malaria vector Coquillettidia Dyar, 1905 from Eocene Baltic amber (Diptera: Culicidae)

Ryszard Szadziewski , Elżbieta Sontag , Jacek Szwedo

Abstract

Males of Coquillettidia gedanica sp. nov. and C. adamowiczi sp. nov. from Eocene Baltic amber are described and illustrated. Extant mosquitoes of this genus are natural vectors of avian malaria in tropical Africa. A key for determination of Culicidae from Baltic amber is provided.
Author Ryszard Szadziewski (FB/DIZP)
Ryszard Szadziewski,,
- Department of Invertebrate Zoology and Parasitology
, Elżbieta Sontag (FB/DIZP)
Elżbieta Sontag,,
- Department of Invertebrate Zoology and Parasitology
, Jacek Szwedo (FB/DIZP)
Jacek Szwedo,,
- Department of Invertebrate Zoology and Parasitology
Journal seriesPalaeoentomology, ISSN 2624-2826, e-ISSN 2624-2834, (0 pkt)
Issue year2019
Vol2
No6
Pages650-656
Publication size in sheets0.50
Keywords in EnglishDiptera, Culicidae, Bay of Gdańsk amber, new species, C. gedanica sp. nov., C. adamowiczi sp. nov., vector, parasite, bird disease
DOIDOI:10.11646/palaeoentomology.2.6.16
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)5
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 5.0, 28-01-2020, ArticleFromJournal
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