True flies (Insecta: Diptera) from the late Eocene insect limestone (Bembridge Marls) of the Isle of Wight, England, UK

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2019
Authors:Krzemiński, W., Blagoderov, V., Azar, D., Lukashevich, E.D., Szadziewski, R., Wedmann, S., Nel, A., Colomb, F.-M., Waller, A., Nicholson D.B.
Journal:Earth and Environmental Science Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
Pagination: 495–554
Date Published:18/12/2019

The Diptera fauna from the late Eocene of the Isle of Wight (Bembridge Marls) is studied including redescriptions of formerly described material. The fauna includes the following taxa: Anisopodidae – one species; Bibionidae – 11 species; Ceratopogonidae – one described and two unidentified species; Chironomidae – undetermined species of three subfamilies; Culicidae – four species; Cylindrotomidae – one species; Dixidae – one species; Keroplatidae – one described and four unidentified species; Limoniidae – 31 species; Mycetophilidae – 14 species; Psychodidae – two species; Scatopsidae – two species; Sciaridae – three species; Simuliidae – an unnamed species; Tipulidae – nine species. Diptera Brachycera: Agromyzidae – unidentified species; Anthomyzidae – two species; Asilidae – two species; Bombyliidae – one species; Chloropidae – one species; Dolichopodidae – unidentified species; Empididae – unidentified species; Ephydridae – two species; Heleomyzidae – unidentified species; Lauxaniidae – unidentified species; Otitidae – one species; Phoridae – unidentified species; Rhagionidae – two species; Stratiomyidae – two species; Syrphidae – unidentified species; Tabanidae – one species. Following new taxa are described: Leptotarsus (Longurio) fragmentatus Krzemin´ ski, n. sp., Leptotarsus (Longurio) wegiereki Krzemin´ ski, n. sp., Tipula (s. lato) anglicana Krzemin´ ski, n. sp. (Tipulidae); Cyttaromyia rossi Krzemin´ ski, n. sp. (Cylindrotomidae); Gurnardia corami Krzemin´ ski, n. gen, n. sp., Pilaria hooleyi Krzemin´ ski, n. sp., Pilaria volodii Krzemin´ ski, n. sp., Cheilotrichia (Cheilotrichia) duplicata Krzemin´ ski, n. sp., Cheilotrichia (Empeda) szwedoi Krzemin´ski, n. sp., Symplecta (Psiloconopa) gurnetensis Krzemin´ski, n. sp., Orimarga (Orimarga) lenae Krzemin´ski, n. sp., Dicranomyia (Dicranomyia) azari Krzemin´ski, n. sp., Dicranomyia (Dicranomyia) fasciata Krzemin´ski, n. sp., Helius (Helius) edmundi Krzemin´ski, n. sp., Helius (Helius) popovi Krzemin´ski, n. sp., Dicranoptycha staryi Krzemin´ski, n. sp. (Limoniidae); Wightipsychoda Azar, n. gen. (Psychodidae); Dilophus andrewrossi Nel, Colomb & Waller, n. sp., Bibiodes massiliensis Nel, Colomb & Waller, n. sp. (Bibionidae); Azana cockerelli Blagoderov, n. sp., Aglaomyia vectis Blagoderov, n. sp., Dziedzickia oligocenica Blagoderov, n. sp., Palaeoempalia saxea Blagoderov, n. sp., Mycomya hoolei Blagoderov, n. sp., Leia gurnardensis Blagoderov, n. sp. (Mycetophilidae); Regmoclemina haennii Krzemin´ ski, n. sp. (Scatopsidae); Sylvicola problematica Krzemin´ ski, n. sp. (Anisopodidae); Palaeoberidops barkeri Nicholson, n. gen., n. sp. (Stratiomyidae). The Diptera fauna and palaeohabitat of the Insect Bed is discussed.

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