First record of a Chironomidae pupa in amber

@article{Andersen2015FirstRO,
  title={First record of a Chironomidae pupa in amber},
  author={T. Andersen and V. Baranov and T. G{\'o}ral and P. Langton and E. Perkovsky and D. Sykes},
  journal={Geobios},
  year={2015},
  volume={48},
  pages={281-286}
}
Abstract A pupal exuviae of a non-biting midge (Chironomidae) is recorded in Eocene Rovno amber from Ukraine. The exuviae belongs to an Orthocladiinae species. It possesses several traits characteristic for terrestrial species including non-fringed anal lobes without macrosetae, tergites with only minute shagreen, bare conjunctives, and absence of thoracic horns and frontal warts. Up to now, this is the earliest record of a preimaginal stage of Orthocladiinae, and the only record of a… Expand
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