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Published: 2022-09-12

A second Aleurodicinae from the Eocene Baltic amber—Medocellodes blackmani gen. et sp. nov. (Hemiptera, Sternorrhyncha, Aleyrodidae)

Institute of Biology, Biotechnology and Environmental Protection, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Silesia, 9, Bankowa St., PL 40-007 Katowice, Poland.
Institute of Biology, Biotechnology and Environmental Protection, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Silesia, 9, Bankowa St., PL 40-007 Katowice, Poland.
Amber Study Group, c/o Geological‐Palaeontological Institute and Museum (CeNak) of the University of Hamburg, Bundesstraße 55, 20146, Hamburg, Germany.
Laboratory of Evolutionary Entomology and Museum of Amber Inclusions, Department of Invertebrate Zoology and Parasitology, University of Gdańsk, 59, Wita Stwosza St., PL80-308 Gdańsk, Poland.
Hemiptera whiteflies Sternorrhyncha Aleyrodidae Medocellodes blackmani gen. et sp. nov.


A new genus and species of Aleurodicinae whiteflies from the Eocene Baltic amber is described. Medocellodes blackmani Drohojowska et Szwedo gen. et sp. nov. is the second representative of Aleurodicinae from Baltic amber, presenting mixture of plesiomorphic characters, as retention of median ocellus, with apomorphic states, shared also with other contemporaneous Aleurodicinae from Rovno amber. Morphological characters of the newly described fossil are briefly discussed.



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