Two new distribution records of Aedes (Rusticoidus) refiki Medschid, 1928 (Diptera: Culicidae) from Germany
Although relatively rare, the culicid species Aedes refiki is considered widely distributed throughout Europe. It has also been described to occur over large parts of Germany, but reports are scarce and date back several decades. The last time Ae. refiki was documented for Germany was in 1980 when the species was found in the central northern part of the country. During larval sampling activities, Ae. refiki was rediscovered at two locations in the German federal state of Thuringia in spring 2016. The collection sites, method of species identification and species characteristics are described and discussed.