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
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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
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