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Short Communication
Published: 2019-04-05

A new species of Nothochrysa from the latest Oligocene of France (Insecta: Neuroptera: Chrysopidae)

UFR Sciences du Vivant, Université Paris Diderot, Sorbonne Paris Cité, F-75013 Paris, France
3, allée des Sorbiers, F-91510 Lardy, France
Institut de Systématique, Évolution, Biodiversité, ISYEB-UMR 7205–CNRS, MNHN, UPMC, EPHE, Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Sorbonne Universités, 57 rue Cuvier, CP-50, Entomologie, F-75005, Paris, France
Neuroptera Chrysopidae Nothochrysinae Oligocene

Abstract

The green lacewings or Chrysopoidea are relatively rare in the fossil record, especially for the Cenozoic, while they seem to be rather diverse and frequent in the Mesozoic (Nel et al, 2005; Makarkin & Menon, 2005). The Chrysopidae seem to be better represented in the Eocene and the Miocene than in the Oligocene outcrops (e.g. Makarkin, 1991; Makarkin & Archibald, 2013). The Oligocene record for these insects is currently reduced to two species, both in the genus Nothochrysa McLachlan, 1868. Here we describe a new Oligocene green lacewing from the lacustrine Konservat-Lagerstätte of Aix-en-Provence.

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