Macrodrilidae fam. nov. (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha: Coccoidea), a new family of scale insects in mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber

  title={Macrodrilidae fam. nov. (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha: Coccoidea), a new family of scale insects in mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber},
  author={George Poinar},
  journal={Historical Biology},
  pages={1726 - 1730}
  • G. Poinar
  • Published 4 March 2020
  • Biology
  • Historical Biology
ABSTRACT A new family, genus and species of scale insect is described from mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber. The male specimen of Macrodrilus bostrychus gen et sp. nov. in the new family Macrodrilidae (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha: Coccoidea) possesses unique features that together, prohibit its placement in an extant or extinct family. These features include well developed compound eyes with many ommatidia, antenniferous tubercles, smooth, slender flagellomeres, extended apical lobes, venational… 



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