Mycetophilidae indet.

Mycetophilidae indet. Name: Mycetophilidae indet.   

Locality: The Baltic region  

Age: Tertiary  

Showcase: Amber showcase  

Small to medium sized mosquitos - approximately 450 species are known from Norway. This group of mosquitos fed on fungi, and they can appear in huge numbers. The oldest fossil specimens of this group have been found in Cretaceous amber in Canada. They are common i Baltic amber - more than 150 species have been described.  

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Publisert 18. mai 2011 16:00