A Jurassic dipteran pollinator with an extremely long proboscis

  title={A Jurassic dipteran pollinator with an extremely long proboscis},
  author={A. V. Khramov and Elena D. Lukashevich},
  journal={Gondwana Research},
Abstract In the course of evolution, mutualism between pollinators and plants was likely first developed between insects and gymnosperms, since the occurrence of long-proboscid Mecoptera, Neuroptera and Diptera predates the diversification of flowering plants in the Early Cretaceous by at least 60 million years. Here we report one of the most advanced pre-angiosperm pollinator, the Late Jurassic acrocerid fly Archocyrtus kovalevi (Nartshuk, 1996). Re-examination of the holotype specimen has… 
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