A Primitive Aphidiine Wasp in Albian Amber from Spain and a Northern Hemisphere Origin for the Subfamily ( Hymenoptera : Braconidae : Aphidiinae )

@inproceedings{OrtegaBlanco2015APA,
  title={A Primitive Aphidiine Wasp in Albian Amber from Spain and a Northern Hemisphere Origin for the Subfamily ( Hymenoptera : Braconidae : Aphidiinae )},
  author={Jaime Ortega-Blanco and Daniel J. Bennett and Xavier Delcl{\`o}s and Michael S Engel},
  year={2015}
}
A description of a new genus and species of braconid, Archephedrus stolamissus, from Early Cretaceous (Albian) amber from Moraza-Peñacerrada I (Spain) is here provided. This is the first fossil Aphidiinae described in Cretaceous amber. The fossil has some typical characters of the subfamily but possesses a unique assemblage of characters among aphidiines, such as a fairly robust abdomen, with a more pronounced articulation between the first and second, instead of the second and third, metasomal… CONTINUE READING
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