TitleStenaspidiotus microptilus n. gen., n. sp (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Chrysomelinae) in Dominican amber, with evidence of tachinid (Diptera: Tachinidae) oviposition
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsPoinar, GO
JournalHistorical Biology
Type of ArticleJournal Article

A new genus and species of chrysomeline, Stenaspidiotus microptilus n. gen., n. sp. (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Chrysomelinae), is described from Dominican amber. Diagnostic characters include an elongate, flattened body; small eyes; a narrow, long pronotum with a width/length ratio of 1.6; an irregular pronotal surface with marginated lateral edges; distinct humeral calli; confused elytral speckling; large scutellum; elongated mesosternum; emarginated but non-fissured third tarsomere; and simple claws. On the pronotum of S. microptilus is a macrotype egg characteristic of the family Tachinidae (Diptera). This is the first Chrysomelinae from Dominican amber and the first fossil record of tachinid oviposition.

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