Articles | Volume 22, issue 2
Research article
15 Aug 2019
Research article |  | 15 Aug 2019

Groehnius, a new genus of Eugnomini (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) from Eocene Baltic amber

Andris Bukejs and Andrei A. Legalov

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This paper describes a new genus and species of weevils from Baltic amber (Eocene, 55–34 million years old). This fossil resin can be found throughout the Baltic Sea coastal area in northern Europe (Kaliningrad region, Russia; Poland; Denmark; Sweden; Germany; and Lithuania). The new fossil weevil is more similar to extant American genera, but its host plants cannot be assumed. The new fossil genus is named in honour of Carsten Gröhn (Germany), an enthusiast and specialist in Baltic amber.