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Published: 2019-10-31

New species of Doratomantispa from the mid-Cretaceous of northern Myanmar (Insecta, Neuroptera, Mantispidae)

School of Earth Sciences and Engineering, Guangdong Provincial Key Lab of Geodynamics and Geohazards, Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Mineral Resources & Geological Processes, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510275, China
School of Life Sciences, Guangzhou University, Guangzhou 510006, China
State Key Laboratory of Biocontrol, School of Life Sciences/School of Ecology, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510275, China
State Key Laboratory of Biocontrol, School of Life Sciences/School of Ecology, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510275, China
College of Life Sciences and Academy for Multidisciplinary Studies, Capital Normal University, Beijing 100048, China
Neuroptera Insecta Mantispidae Doratomantispa


Mantispidae is a lacewing family with over 400 extant species (Ohl, 2004, 2007; Oswald, 2015). The family is divided into four extant subfamilies Symphrasinae, Drepanicinae, Calomantispinae, Mantispinae and one extinct subfamily Mesomantispinae (Lambkin, 1986a, b; Wedmann & Makarkin, 2007). The living mantispids are distributed cosmopolitan except Antarctica. Fossil mantispids have been recorded since Early Jurassic (Ansorge & Schlüter, 1990; Wedmann & Makarkin, 2007; Khramov, 2013; Jepson et al., 2013, 2018a, b; Shi et al., 2019). The fossils are mainly from the Eurasia, with exception of two Miocene genera from Mexican and Dominican (Engel & Grimaldi, 2007).


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