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Published: 2019-04-05

A holopsenelline wasp in mid-Cretaceous amber from Myanmar (Hymenoptera: Bethylidae)

Division of Entomology, Natural History Museum, University of Kansas, 1501 Crestline Drive – Suite 140, Lawrence, Kansas 66045-4415, USA Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas 66045-4415, USA Division of Invertebrate Zoology, American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, New York 10024-5192, USA
Hymenoptera Aculeata Bethylidae Cenomanian Holopsenellinae Myanmar taxonomy

Abstract

A new genus and species of the basal bethylid subfamily Holopsenellinae is described and figured from a female in Burmese amber, the first occurrence of the lineage outside of the Early Cretaceous deposits of Lebanon. Holopsenelliscus pankowskiorum gen. and sp. nov., differs from other holopsenellines most notably in the discontinuous anterior wing margin and open subdiscal cell, among other traits. The genus and species are described in full and distinguished from Holopsenella primotica Engel et al. in Lebanese amber and Cretabythus sibiricus Evans in Taimyrian amber. A key to the genera of Holopsenellinae is provided.

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