The first fossil Dipsocoridae found in the early Eocene amber of France (Hemiptera: Heteroptera)

Viktor HARTUNG, Romain GARROUSTE & André NEL

en Comptes Rendus Palevol 16 (7) - Pages 715-720

Published on 31 October 2017

Cryptostemma eocenica sp. nov., the first fossil representative of the family Dipsocoridae (Heteroptera: Dipsocoromorpha), is described from Eocene amber of France on the basis of a single macropterous female. The specimen is very ‘modern’ in appearance, demonstrating the remarkable morphological stability of this family since 53 Ma. Its generic affinities are difficult to estimate because the modern genera are mostly separated by male genitalia or female internal structures.


Insecta, Heteroptera, Dipsocoridae, First fossil record, Amber, Eocene

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