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First fossil larvae of Berothidae (Neuroptera) from Baltic amber, with notes on the biology and termitophily of the family.
- S. Wedmann, V. Makarkin, Thomas Weiterscham, T. Hörnschemeyer
- Biology, Medicine
- 23 September 2013
Four fossil larvae of Berothidae (Neuroptera) from Baltic amber are described in detail, and the main characters of a fifth larva are discussed briefly. Two first instars very probably belong to the… Expand
The poneromorph ants (Hymenoptera, Formicidae: Amblyoponinae, Ectatomminae, Ponerinae) of Grube Messel, Germany: high biodiversity in the Eocene
Ants are a very successful group among insects, but the course of evolution of their biodiversity is still unclear. This study sheds light on ant diversification during the Eocene. Analysis of the… Expand
Ecology of the Eocene Lake Messel revealed by analysis of small fish coprolites and sediments from a drilling core
Abstract A research drilling project in the Eocene Messel pit, Germany, provided the opportunity to conduct an ecological analysis of the developmental history of the former Lake Messel. The analysis… Expand
First record of the genus Sympherobius (Neuroptera: Hemerobiidae) from Baltic amber
Sympherobius completus sp. n. from the Eocene Baltic amber is described. Its venation is probably the most generalized in the genus. The systematic position of the species, as well as hemerobiid wing… Expand
Fossil ants of the genus Gesomyrmex Mayr (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) from the Eocene of Europe and remarks on the evolution of arboreal ant communities
The formicid genus Gesomyrmex is reviewed and several new species are described from the middle Eocene (about 47 Ma) of Grube Messel, Germany, and from the middle Eocene (about 43 Ma) of Eckfeld… Expand
Morphological and Behavioral Convergence in Extinct and Extant Bugs: The Systematics and Biology of a New Unusual Fossil Lace Bug from the Eocene
- T. Wappler, E. Guilbert, C. Labandeira, T. Hörnschemeyer, S. Wedmann
- Biology, Medicine
- PloS one
- 12 August 2015
The bug Gyaclavator kohlsi Wappler, Guilbert, Wedmann et Labandeira, gen. et sp. nov., represents a new extinct genus of lace bugs (Insecta: Heteroptera: Tingidae) occurring in latest early Eocene… Expand
First record of the family Ithonidae (Neuroptera) from Baltic amber.
Elektrithone expectata gen. et sp. nov. (Neuroptera: Ithonidae) is described from Eocene Baltic amber and represents the first record of this family from Baltic amber. The forewing venation of the… Expand
A new genus of Mantispidae (Insecta: Neuroptera) from the Eocene of Germany, with a review of the fossil record and palaeobiogeography of the family
A new mantispid genus and species Symphrasites eocenicus gen. sp. nov. is described from the Middle Eocene of the Messel Pit fossil site, Germany. It has been placed, with confidence, in the… Expand
Is Strudiella a Devonian insect?
Arising from R. Garrouste et al. 488, 82–85 (2012)10.1038/nature11281The origin of winged insects (Pterygota), one of the planet’s most diverse lineages of organisms, is assumed to lie in the… Expand
Phylogeographic Analysis Elucidates the Influence of the Ice Ages on the Disjunct Distribution of Relict Dragonflies in Asia
Unusual biogeographic patterns of closely related groups reflect events in the past, and molecular analyses can help to elucidate these events. While ample research on the origin of disjunct… Expand