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First record of the family Ithonidae (Neuroptera) from Baltic amber

Vladimir N. Makarkin, Sonja Wedmann, Thomas Weiterschan


Elektrithone expectata gen. et sp. nov. (Neuroptera: Ithonidae) is described from Eocene Baltic amber and represents the first record of this family from Baltic amber. The forewing venation of the new genus is characterized by a small number of crossveins as found in some ‘polystoechotid’-like genera, and by the absence of the distal nygma and the strong reduction of the anal area which are characteristic of ‘rapismatid’-like ithonids.


Neuroptera, Ithonidae, Baltic amber

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