The ̒first fossil tumbling flower beetle’ larva is a symphytan (Hymenoptera)
Batelka Jan, Engel Michael S.
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 62(1): 57-59, 2022
Published online: 30th April 2022
Abstract: A correction is provided regarding the identity of a fossil larva recently
reported to represent the first Cretaceous record of its kind for the
tenebrionoid family Mordellidae (Coleoptera, tumbling flower beetles). A review
of the description of the specimen, however, reveals it to be a larval symphytan
(order Hymenoptera), and likely of the family Pamphiliidae. The evidence for the
revised identification is summarized.
Key words: Coleoptera, Mordellidae, Hymenoptera, Pamphiliidae, Mesozoic, Burmese amber