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New Baltic amber Rhagionidae (Insecta, Diptera)

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UFR Sciences du Vivant, Université de Paris, Paris, France; Institut de Systématique, Evolution, Biodiversité, ISYEB, UMR 7205, CNRS, MNHN, UPMC, EPHE, Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Sorbonne, Universités, Université des Antilles, 57 rue Cuvier, CP 50, Entomologie, F-75005, Paris, France
Institut de Systématique, Evolution, Biodiversité, ISYEB, UMR 7205, CNRS, MNHN, UPMC, EPHE, Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Sorbonne, Universités, Université des Antilles, 57 rue Cuvier, CP 50, Entomologie, F-75005, Paris, France
Insecta Brachycera Symphoromyia Chrysopilus sp. nov. Middle Eocene Diptera

Abstract

A new species of Rhagionidae, Symphoromyia odileae, is described from the Middle Eocene Baltic amber. Chrysopilus meunieri Kerr, 2010, also from the Baltic amber, is redescribed on the basis of a new specimen, and its attribution to the genus Chrysopilus is confirmed. This specimen of Chrysopilus can be considered as the first accurate fossil representative of this genus. Although Symphoromyia odileae sp. nov. shows the diagnostic characters of the genus, it has also a series of hind tibia macrosetae, unlike in the other representatives of the genus. Chrysopilus meunieri Kerr, 2010 differs from the extant species in the cell cua being open.

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