amber inclusion archive

Insects in Amber

Insects in amber click on any of the following orders to see more insects:

Insect in amber

Insect in amber

Insect in amber

Here is a complete list of insects in Burmite amber other than those given here

As we add more pictures more pages will be added for each order,family or species as appropriate.

HEXAPODA (2c., 33o., 271f., 383g., 442sp.)

Entognatha (4o., 6f., 13g., 14sp.)

Diplura (1f.)

Campodeidae

Entomobryomorpha (3f., 8g., 9sp.)

Isotomidae

Burmisotoma lamellifera Christiansen & Nascimbene, 2006
Proisotoma pettersonae Christiansen & Nascimbene, 2006
Propachyotoma conica Christiansen & Nascimbene, 2006
Protodesoria granda Christiansen & Nascimbene, 2006
Protoisotoma burma Christiansen & Nascimbene, 2006
Villusisotoma brevis Christiansen & Nascimbene, 2006
Villusisotoma longa Christiansen & Nascimbene, 2006

†Praentomobryidae

Cretacentomobrya burma Christiansen & Nascimbene, 2006
Praentomobrya avita Christiansen & Nascimbene, 2006

Tomoceridae

Poduromorpha (1f., 1g., 1sp.)

Neanuridae

Protodontella minicornis Christiansen & Nascimbene, 2006

Symphypleona (1f., 4g., 4sp.)

Sminthuridae

Grinnellia ventis Christiansen & Nascimbene, 2006
Mucrovirga incompleta Christiansen & Nascimbene, 2006
Sminthurconus grimaldi Christiansen & Nascimbene, 2006
Sminthuricinus decepta Christiansen & Nascimbene, 2006

Insecta (29o., 265f., 370g., 428sp., excluding copal)

Archaeognatha (2f., 1g.)

Machilidae

Meinertellidae

?Macropsontus sp.

Zygentoma (1f., 3g., 3sp.)

Lepismatidae

Allocrotelsa burmiticus (Cockerell, 1917)
Burmalepisma cretacicum Mendes & Poinar, 2008
Cretalepisma kachinicum Mendes & Wunderlich, 2013

Ephemeroptera (2f., 3g., 3sp.)

†Australiphemeridae

Nanophemera myanmarensis McCafferty & Santiago-Blay, 2009

Baetidae

Vetuformosa buckleyi Poinar, 2011

Family incertae sedis

Myanmarella rossi Sinitshenkova, 2000

Odonata (9f., 11g., 12sp.)

†Burmaphlebiidae

Burmaphlebia reifi Bechly & Poinar, 2013

Dysagrionidae

Burmadysagrion zhangi Zheng, Wang & Nel, 2016
Palaeodysagrion cretacicus Zheng, Zhang, Nel, Jarzembowski, Zhou, Chang & Wang, 2016

Gomphaeschnidae

Cretagomphaeschnaoides jarzembowskae Zheng, Jarzembowski, Chang & Wang, 2016

Gomphidae

Burmalindenia imperfecta Schädel & Bechly, 2016

Hemiphlebiidae

Burmahemiphlebia zhangi Zheng, Zhang, Nel, Jarzembowski, Zhou, Chang & Wang, 2016

Perilestidae

Palaeoperilestes electronicus Zheng, Wang, Jarzembowski, Chang & Nel, 2016

Platycnemididae

Cretadisparoneura hongi Huang, Azar, Cai & Nel, 2015
Palaeodisparoneura burmanica Poinar, Bechly & Buckley, 2010

Platystictidae

Mesosticta burmatica Huang, Azar, Cai & Nel, 2015
Mesosticta electronica Zheng, Zhang, Chang & Wang, 2016

Telephlebiidae

Cretaeshna lini Zheng, Chang, Jarzembowski & Wang, 2016

†Aethiocarenodea (1f., 1g., 1sp.)

†Aethiocarenidae

Aethiocarenus burmanicus Poinar & Brown, 2016

†Alienoptera (1f., 1g., 1sp.)

†Alienopteridae

Alienopterus brachyelytrus Bai, Beutel, Klass, Wipfler & Zhang, 2016

>Dermaptera (4f., 7g., 7sp.)

Embioptera (4f., 4g., 4sp.)

Clothodidae

Atmetoclothoda orthotenes Engel & Huang, 2016

Oligotomidae

Litoclostes delicatus Engel & Huang, 2016

Notoligotomidae (=Burmitembiidae)

Burmitebia venosa Cockerell, 1919

†Sorellembiidae

Sorellembia estherae Engel & Grimaldi, 2006

Grylloblattodea (1g., 1sp.)

Family incertae sedis

Sylvalitoralis cheni Zhang, Bai & Yang, 2016

Mantodea (1f., 1g., 3sp.)

†Gryllomantidae

Burmantis asiatica Grimaldi, 2003
Burmantis burmitica (Grimaldi, 2003)
Burmantis zherikhini Delclòs, Peñalver, Arillo, Engel, Nel, Azar & Ross, 2015

Orthoptera (6f., 5g., 5sp.)

†Elcanidae

Burmelcana longirostris Peñalver & Grimaldi, 2010
Longioculus burmensis Poinar, Gorochov & Buckley, 2007

Gryllidae

Mogoplistidae

Protomogoplistes asquamosus Gorochov, 2010

Tetrigidae

Tettigonidae

Tridactylidae

Birmitoxya intermedia Gorochov, 2010
Burmadactylus grimaldii Heads, 2009

Phasmatodea (1f., 1g., 1sp.)

Phasmatidae

Echinosomiscus primoticus Engel & Wang, 2016

Plecoptera

Zoraptera (1f., 2g., 4sp.)

Zorotypidae

Zorotypus acanthothorax Engel & Grimaldi, 2002
Zorotypus cretatus Engel & Grimaldi, 2002
Zorotypus nascimbenei Engel & Grimaldi, 2002
Xenozorotypus burmiticus Engel & Grimaldi, 2002

Hemiptera (36f., 45g., 50sp.)

Achilidae

Niryasaburnia burmitina (Cockerell, 1917)

†Albicoccidae

Albicoccus dimai Koteja, 2004

Aleyrodidae

‘Aleurodicus’ burmiticus Cockerell, 1919
Burmoselis evelynae Shcherbakov, 2000

Aphrophoridae

Aradidae

Aradoleptus birmanus Heiss, 2016
Archearadus burmensis Heiss & Grimaldi, 2001
Archearadus elongatus Heiss, 2016
Calisiomorpha yuripopovi Heiss, 2016
Cretopiesma suukyiae Grimaldi & Engel, 2008
Ellenbergeria oviventris Heiss, 2016
Kachinocoris brevipennis Heiss, 2012
Microaradus anticus Heiss & Poinar, 2012
Myanmezira longicornis Heiss & Poinar, 2012

†Burmacoccidae

Burmacoccus danyi Koteja, 2004

†Burmitaphidae

Burmitaphis prolatum Poinar & Brown, 2005
Caulinus burmitis Poinar & Brown, 2005

Cicadellidae

Cicadidae

Burmacicada protera Poinar & Kritsky, 2011

Cimicidae

Quasicimex eilapinastes Engel, 2008

Cixiidae

Plecophlebus nebulosus Cockerell, 1917

Coccidae

Rosahendersonia prisca Vea & Grimaldi, 2015

Coreidae

Cydnidae

Dipsocoridae

Enicocephalidae

Disphaerocephalus constrictus Cockerell, 1917

Disphaerocephalus macropterus Cockerell, 1917

Disphaerocephalus swinhoei (Cockerell, 1917)

Paenicotechys fossilis (Cockerell, 1916)

Fulgoridae?

Gelastocoridae

Gelastocoris curiosus Poinar & Brown, 2016

Nerthra bichelata Poinar & Brown, 2016

Hydrometridae

Burmametra macrocarinata Huang, Garrouste, Azar, Engel & Nel, 2014

Carinametra burmensis Andersen & Grimaldi 2001

†Kozariidae

Kozarius achronus Vea & Grimaldi, 2015

Kozarius perpetuus Vea & Grimaldi, 2015

Leptopodidae

Grimaldinia pronotalis Popov & Heiss, 2014

Miridae

Naucoridae

Ochteridae

Ortheziidae

Burmorthezia kotejai Vea & Grimaldi, 2012

Burmorthezia insolita Vea & Grimaldi, 2012

Wathondara kotejai Simon, Szwedo & Xia, 2015

†Palaeoleptidae

Palaeoleptus burmanicus Poinar & Buckley, 2009

†Parvaverrucosidae (=Verrucosidae)

Parvaverrucosa annulata (Poinar & Brown, 2005)

†Perforissidae

Foveopsis fennahi Shcherbakov, 2007

†Protopsyllidiidae

Postopsyllidium rebeccae Grimaldi, 2003

Pseudococcidae

Giderius eukrinops Vea & Grimaldi, 2015

Reduvidae

Schizopteridae

Hexaphlebia burmanica Poinar, 2015

Lumatibialis burmitis Poinar, 2015

Tanaia burmitica Perrichot, Nel, & Néraudeau, 2007

†Tajmyraphididae

Tingidae

Burmacader multinervosus Heiss & Guilbert, 2013

Spinitingis ellenbergeri Heiss & Guilbert, 2013

†Weitschatidae

Pseudoweitschatus audebertis Vea & Grimaldi, 2015

Xylococcidae?

Family incertae sedis

Alacrena peculiaris Vea & Grimaldi, 2015

Magnilens glaesaria Vea & Grimaldi, 2015

Marmyan barbarae Koteja, 2004

Pedicellicoccus marginatus Vea & Grimaldi, 2015

Xiphos vani Vea & Grimaldi, 2015

†Permopsocida (1f., 2g., 2sp.)

†Archipsyllidae

Mydiognathus eviohlhoffae Yoshizawa & Lienhard, 2016

Psocorrhyncha burmitica Huang, Bechly, Nel, Engel, Prokop, Azar, Cai, Kamp, Staniczek, Garrouste, Krogmann, Santos Rolo, Baumbach, Ohlhoff, Shmakov, Bourgoin & Nel, 2016.

Psocoptera (6f., 7g., 8sp.)

Thysanoptera (2f.)

Aeolothripidae

Thripidae

Coleoptera (55f., 57g., 59sp.)

Diptera (45f., 93g., 118sp.)

Hymenoptera (39f., 62g., 75sp.)

Formicidae

Lepidoptera (3f., 1g., 1sp.) Butterflies

Gelechiidae

Gracillariidae

Micropterigidae (=Micropterygidae)

Sabatinca perveta (Cockerell, 1919)

Mecoptera (3f., 3g., 5sp.)

Bittacidae

Burmobittacus jarzembowskii Zhao, Bashkuev, Chen & Wang, 2016

Meropeidae

Burmomerope clara Zhao & Wang, 2016

Burmomerope eureka Grimaldi & Engel, 2013

†Pseudopolycentropodidae

Parapolycentropus burmiticus Grimaldi & Rasnitsyn, 2005

Parapolycentropus paraburmiticus Grimaldi & Rasnitsyn, 2005

Megaloptera (1f., 1g., 1sp.)

Sialidae

Haplosialodes liui Huang, Azar, Engel, Cai, Garrouste & Nel, 2016

Neuroptera (20f., 34g., 36sp.)

Ascalaphidae

†Babinskaiidae

Babinskaia martinsnetoi Lu, Zhang & Liu, 2016

Burmobabinskaia tenuis Lu, Zhang & Liu, 2016

Electrobabinskaia burmana Lu, Zhang & Liu, 2016

Berothidae

Dasyberotha eucharis Engel & Grimaldi, 2008

Ethiroberotha elongata Engel & Grimaldi, 2008

Haploberotha persephone Engel & Grimaldi, 2008

Iceloberotha kachinensis Engel & Grimaldi, 2008

Iceloberotha simulatrix Engel & Grimaldi, 2008

Jersiberotha myanmarensis Engel & Grimaldi, 2008

Jersiberotha tauberorum Engel & Grimaldi, 2008

Maculaberotha nervosa Yuan, Ren & Wang, 2016

Magniberotha recurrens Yuan, Ren & Wang, 2016

Systenoberotha magillae Engel & Grimaldi, 2008

Telistoberotha libitina Engel & Grimaldi, 2008

Chrysopidae

Coniopterygidae

Achlyoconis heptatrichia Engel, 2016

Glaesoconis baliopteryx Engel, 2004

Paranimboa litotes Engel, 2016

Phthanoconis burmitica Engel, 2004

†Corydasialidae

Megalopteroneura chenxingi Liu, Lu & Zhang, 2016

†Dipteromantispidae

Burmodipteromantispa jiaxiaoae Liu, Lu & Zhang, 2016

Halteriomantispa grimaldii Liu, Lu & Zhang, 2016

Mantispidipterella longissima Liu, Lu & Zhang, 2016

Hemerobiidae

Ithonidae

Kalligrammatidae

Mantispidae?

Doratomantispa burmanica Poinar, 2010

†Mesochrysopidae

Pedanoptera arachnophila Liu, Zhang, Winterton, Breitkreuz & Engel, 2016

Myrmeleontidae (=Araripeneuridae)

Burmaneura minuta Huang, Azar, Engel, Garrouste, Cai & Nel, 2016

Nemopteridae

Nevrorthidae

Nymphidae

Elenchonymphes electrina Engel & Grimaldi, 2008

Osmylidae

Burmaleon magnificus Myskowiak, Huang, Azar, Cai, Garrouste & Nel, 2016

Psychopsidae

Litopsychopsis burmitica Engel & Grimaldi, 2008

Rachiberothidae

Creagroparaberotha groehni Makarkin, 2015

Eorachiberotha burmitica Engel, 2004

Micromantispa cristata Shi, Ohl, Wunderlich & Ren, 2014

Scoloberotha necatrix Engel & Grimaldi, 2008

Sisyridae

Paradoxosisyra groehni Makarkin, 2016

Family incertae sedis

Burmopsychops limoae Lu, Zhang & Liu, 2016

Cretanallachius magnificus Huang, Azar, Cai, Garrouste & Nel, 2015

Fiaponeura penghiani Lu, Zhang & Liu, 2016

Raphidioptera (1f., 4g., 5sp.)

†Mesoraphidiidae

Burmoraphidia reni Liu, Lu & Zhang, 2016

Dolichoraphidia aspoecki Liu, Lu & Zhang, 2016

Dolichoraphidia engeli Liu, Lu & Zhang, 2016

Nanoraphidia electroburmica Engel, 2002

Rhynchoraphidia burmana Liu, Lu & Zhang, 2016

Strepsiptera (3f., 2g., 2sp.)

†Cretostylopidae

Cretostylops engeli Grimaldi & Kathirithamby, 2005

†Mengeidae?

†Phthanoxenidae

Phthanoxenos nervosus Engel & Huang, 2016

Trichoptera (6f., 5g., 7sp.)

Hydroptilidae

Burminoptila bemeneha Botosaneanu, 1981

Leptoceridae

Odontoceridae

Palaeopsilotreta xiai Wichard & Wang, 2016

Philopotamidae

Wormaldia cretacea Wichard & Wang, 2016

Wormaldia myanmari Wichard & Poinar, 2005

Wormaldia resina Wichard & Wang, 2016

Polycentropodidae

Neureclipsis burmanica Wichard & Wang, 2016

Psychomyiidae

Palerasnitsynus ohlhoffi Wichard, Ross & Ross, 2011

Order incertae sedis (3f., 3g., 3sp.)

†Lophioneuridae

Burmacypha longicornis Zherikhin, 2000

†Manipulatoridae

Manipulator modificaputis Vršanský & Bechly, 2015

†Mantoblattidae

Mantoblatta mira Gorochov, 2006

Ross, A.J. & York, P.V. 2000. A list of type and figured specimens of insects and other inclusions in Burmese amber. Bulletin of the Natural History Museum, Geology Series, 56(1), 11-20.

Liu, X., Zhang, W., Winterton, S.L., Breitkreuz, L.C.V. & Engel, M.S. 2016. Early morphological specialization for insect-spider associations in Mesozoic lacewings. Current Biology, 26, 1590-1594.

Our taxa list is based on the amazing work of Dr Andrew J. Ross who has prepared a newer updated list and kindly offers it for free download
Amber lovers and Paleos can dig up the latest updated version here:
http://www.nms.ac.uk/media/1154465/burmese-amber-taxa-v2017_2.pdf