A new chironomid (Insecta: Diptera) from Wealden amber (Lower Cretaceous) of the Isle of Wight (UK)

E. JARZEMBOWSKI, D. AZAR, A. NEL

Abstract


The first insect from the Wealden amber of the Isle of Wight (early Barremian) is formally described. Dungeyella gavini n. gen., n. sp. (Diptera: Chironomidae) is a tiny buchonomyiine/podonomian with specialised wing venation and probably lived in an araucarian riparian woodland with seasonal resin production. It is in one of the oldest-known ambers with insect inclusions.

Keywords


Insecta; Diptera; Chironomidae; Barremian; United Kingdom

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1344/105.000000257

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