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Flies in Burmite

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There are many different species of fly and we will upload them here soon.

HEXAPODA

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

Acroceridae

Burmacyrtus rusmithi Grimaldi & Hauser, 2011
Schlingeromyia minuta Grimaldi & Hauser, 2011

Anisopodidae

Apsilocephalidae

Burmapsilocephala cockerelli Gaimari & Mostovski, 2000
Burmapsilocephala evocoa Grimaldi, 2016
Kumaromyia burmitica Grimaldi & Hauser, 2011

Apystomyiidae

Hilarimorphites cummingi Grimaldi, 2016
Hilarimorphites burmanica Grimaldi & Cumming, 2011

Asilidae

Burmapogon bruckschi Dikow & Grimaldi, 2014

Atelestidae

Meghyperus? sp.

Blephariceridae


Bombyliidae

Endymiomyia quadra Grimaldi, 2016
Nealimyia evenhuisi Grimaldi, 2016
Pioneeria bombylia Grimaldi, 2016
Procrocidium minutum Grimaldi, 2016

†Cascopleciidae
Cascoplecia insolitis Poinar, 2010

Cecidomyiidae

Winnertzia burmitina (Cockerell, 1917)

Ceratopogonidae

Archiaustroconops gracilis Szadziewski & Poinar, 2005
Archiaustroconops kotejai Szadziewski & Poinar, 2005
Archiculicoides andersoni Szadziewski, Ross & Giłka, 2014
Atriculicoides swinhoei (Cockerell, 1919)
Austroconops asiaticus Szadziewski, 2004
Leptoconops burmiticus Szadziewski, 2004
Leptoconops ellenbergeri Szadziewski, Giłka & Urbanek, 2015
Leptoconops myanmaricus Szadziewski, 2004
Leptoconops nosopheris Poinar, 2008
Leptoconops rossi Szadziewski, 2004
Leptoconops subrossicus Szadziewski & Poinar, 2005
Protoculicoides burmiticus Szadziewski & Poinar, 2005

Chaoboridae

Chaoburmus breviusculus Lukashevitch, 2000
?Chaoburmus victimaartis Lukashevitch, 2000

†Chimeromyiidae

Chimeromyia burmitica Grimaldi & Cumming, 2009

Chironomidae

Corethrellidae

Corethrella andersoni Poinar & Szadziewski, 2007

Culicidae

Burmaculex antiquus Borkent & Grimaldi, 2004

Diadocidiidae

Docidiadia burmitica Blagoderov & Grimaldi, 2004

Dolichopodidae

Empididae

Burmitempis halteralis Cockerel, 1917

Cretoplatypalpus? sp.
Electrocyrtoma burmanicum Cockerell, 1917

†Eremochaetidae

Zhenia xiai Zhang, Zhang, Feng, Zhang & Wang, 2015

†Eucaudomyiidae

Eucaudomyia longicerci Grimaldi, 2016

Hybotidae

Alavesia sp.

Keroplatidae

Burmacrocera petiolata Cockerell, 1917

Limoniidae

?Antocha lapra Podenas & Poinar, 2009
Austrolimnophila joana Podenas & Poinar, 2009
Burmoptera azu Podenas & Poinar, 2009
Drinosa prisca Podenas & Poinar, 2009
Dicranoptycha burmitica Kania & Szwedo, 2014
Dicranoptycha fragmentata Krzeminski, 2004
Dicranoptycha plicativa Gao, Shih & Ren, 2015
Gonomyia sp.
Helius krzeminskii Ribeiro, 2003
Lebania scomax Podenas & Poinar, 2009
Limnophila bora Podenas & Poinar, 2009
Rhadomastix jarzembowskii Krzeminski, 2004
Trentepohlia dzeura Podenas & Poinar, 2009

Lygistorrhinidae

Archaeognoriste primitiva Blagoderov & Grimaldi, 2004
Leptognoriste davisi Blagoderov & Grimaldi, 2004
Leptognoriste microstoma Blagoderov & Grimaldi, 2004
Protognoriste goeleti Blagoderov & Grimaldi, 2004
Protognoriste nascifoa Blagoderov & Grimaldi, 2004

Mycetophilidae

Alavamanota burmitina Blagoderov & Grimaldi, 2004
Allocotocera burmitina Blagoderov & Grimaldi, 2004
Disparoleia cristata Blagoderov & Grimaldi, 2004
Gaalomyia carolinae Blagoderov & Grimaldi, 2004
Hemolia glabra Blagoderov & Grimaldi, 2004
Hemolia matilei Blagoderov & Grimaldi, 2004
Protragoneura platycera Blagoderov & Grimaldi, 2004
Pseudomanota perplexa Blagoderov & Grimaldi, 2004
‘Sciara’ burmitina Cockerell, 1917
Temaleia birmitica Blagoderov & Grimaldi, 2004
Zeliinia orientalis Blagoderov & Grimaldi, 2004

Mythicomyiidae

Microburmyia analvena Grimaldi & Cumming, 2011
Microburmyia veanalvena Grimaldi & Cumming, 2011

†Mysteromyiidae

Mysteromyia plumosa Grimaldi, 2016

Nemestrinidae

Hirmoneura caudiprima Grimaldi, 2016
Hirmoneura aff. richterae Mostovski & Delclòs, 2000 (in Grimaldi, 2016)
Hirmoneura zigrasi Grimaldi, 2016

Phoridae (=Sciadoceridae)

Prioriphora sp.

Platypezidae

Psychodidae (=Phlebotomidae)

Axenotrichomyia boisteli Azar, Huang, Cai & Nel, 2015
Bamara groehni Stebner, Solórzano Kraemer, Ibáñez-Bernal & Wagner, 2015
Dacochile microsoma Poinar & Brown, 2004
Datzia bispina Stebner, Solórzano Kraemer, Ibáñez-Bernal & Wagner, 2015
Datzia setosa Stebner, Solórzano Kraemer, Ibáñez-Bernal & Wagner, 2015
Eophlebotomus connectens Cockerell, 1920
Manadalayia beumersorum Stebner, Solórzano Kraemer, Ibáñez-Bernal & Wagner, 2015
Nemopalpus quadrispiculatus Stebner, Solórzano Kraemer, Ibáñez-Bernal & Wagner, 2015
Nemopalpus velteni Wagner, 2012
Palaeomyia burmitis Poinar, 2004
Palaeoparasycorax globosus Stebner, Solórzano Kraemer, Ibáñez-Bernal & Wagner, 2015
Palaeoparasycorax simplex Stebner, Solórzano Kraemer, Ibáñez-Bernal & Wagner, 2015
Palaeoparasycorax suppus Stebner, Solórzano Kraemer, Ibáñez-Bernal & Wagner, 2015
Phlebotomites aphoe Stebner, Solórzano Kraemer, Ibáñez-Bernal & Wagner, 2015
Phlebotomites burmaticus Malak, Salamé & Azar, 2013
Phlebotomites grimaldii Malak, Salamé & Azar, 2013
Phlebotomites neli Malak, Salamé & Azar, 2013
Phlebotomus vetus Stebner, Solórzano Kraemer, Ibáñez-Bernal & Wagner, 2015
‘Trichomyia’ swinhoei Cockerell, 1917

Ptychopteridae (=Eoptychopteridae)

Leptychoptera calva Lukashevich, 2004
Leptychoptera reburra Lukashevich, 2004

†Rhagionemestriidae

Jurassinemestrinus eurema Grimaldi, 2016

Rhagionidae

Scatopsidae

Sciaridae (=Archizelmiridae)

Burmazelmira aristica Grimaldi, Amorim & Blagoderov, 2003

Stratiomyidae

Lysistrata burmensis Liu, Cai & Huang, 2016
Narcissomyia bella Grimaldi, 2016
Normyia longistyli Grimaldi, 2016
Normyia telescopica Grimaldi, 2016
Normyia woodleyi Grimaldi, 2016

Tabanidae

Cratotabanus asiaticus Grimaldi, 2016
Tabanipriscus transitivus Grimaldi, 2016

Tanyderidae

Similinannotanyderus lii Dong, Shih & Ren, 2015

†Tethepomyiidae

Tethepomyia coxa Grimaldi, 2016
Tethepomyia zigrasi Grimaldi & Arillo, 2011

Tipulidae

Valeseguyidae

Cretoseguya burmitica Amorim & Grimaldi, 2006

Xylomyidae

Archosolva biceps Grimaldi, 2016
Archosolva sulcata Grimaldi, 2016
Cretasolva burmitica Grimaldi, 2016

†Zhangsolvidae

Cratomyia mimetica Grimaldi, 2016
Linguatormyia teletacta Grimaldi, 2015
Family incertae sedis
Atherhagiox ambiguum Grimaldi, 2016
Atherhagiox simulans Grimaldi, 2016
Galloatherix completus Grimaldi, 2016
Gracilomyia wit Grimaldi, 2016
Myanmyia asteiformia Grimaldi, 2011
Palaepangonius glossa Grimaldi, 2016
Pseudorhagio zhangi Zhang, Zhang & Wang, 2016
Psilocephala electrella Cockerell, 1920
Some Paleo Papers on Diptera in amber

Arillo, A., Peñalver, Fuente, R. P. de la, Delclós, X., Criscione, J., Barden, P.M., Riccio, M.L. & Grimaldi, D.A. 2015. Long-proboscid brachyceran flies in Cretaceous amber (Diptera: Stratiomyomorpha: Zhangsolvidae). Systematic Entomology, 40, 242-267.

Dikow, T. & Grimaldi, D.A. 2014. Robber flies in Cretaceous ambers (Insecta: Diptera: Asilidae). American Museum Novitates, No. 3799, 19pp.

Peñalver, Arillo, A., Fuente, R. P. de la, Delclós, X., Barrón, E. & Grimaldi, D.A. 2015. Long-proboscid flies as pollinators of Cretaceous Gymnosperms. Current Biology, 25, 1-7.

Szadziewski, R. 2004. Biting midges (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) from Burmese amber, Myanmar. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, 2(2), 115-121.

Szadziewski, R., Giłka, W. & Urbanek, A. 2015. A blood sucking biting midge from Upper Cretaceous Burmese amber with a key to the determination of fossil species in the relictual genus Leptoconops Skuse (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae). Cretaceous Research, 54, 255-259.

Szadziewski, R. & Poinar, G.O.Jr. 2005. Additional biting midges (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) from Burmese amber. Polskie Pismo Entomologiczne, 47, 349-362.

Szadziewski, R., Ross, A. & Giłka, W. 2014 (on-line). Further records of biting midges (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae from Upper Cretaceous Burmese amber (Myanmar). Cretaceous Research, 52, 556-561.

Grimaldi, D.A., Amorim, D. de S. & Blagoderov, V. 2003. The Mesozoic family Archizelmiridae (Diptera: Insecta). Journal of Paleontology, 77(2), 368-381.

Grimaldi, D.A., Arillo, A., Cumming, J.M. & Hauser, M. 2011. Brachyceran Diptera (Insecta) in Cretaceous ambers, Part IV, significant new orthorraphous taxa. Zookeys, 148, 293-322.

Grimaldi, D.A. & Barden, P. 2016. The Mesozoic Family Eremochaetidae (Diptera: Brachycera) in Burmese amber and Relationships of Archisargoidea: Brachycera in Cretaceous Amber, Part VIII. American Museum Novitates, No. 3865, 29pp.

Grimaldi, D.A., Cumming, J.M. & Arillo, A. 2009. Chimeromyiidae, a new family of Eremoneuran Diptera from the Cretaceous. Zootaxa, No. 2078, 34-54.

Kania, I., Wang, B. & Szwedo, J. 2014 (on-line). Dicranoptycha Osten Sacken, 1860 (c, Limoniidae) from the earliest Cenomanian Burmese amber. Cretaceous Research, 52, 522-530.

Liu, Y., Cai, C. & Huang, D. 2016 (on-line). First soldier fly from the mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber

(Diptera, Stratiomyidae). Cretaceous Research, 70, 142-146.

Lukashevich, E.D. 2000. Phantom midges (Diptera: Chaoboridae) from Burmese amber. Bulletin of the Natural History Museum, Geology Series, 56(1): 47-52.

Lukashevich, E.D. & Grimaldi, D. 2004. Eoptychopteridae (Insecta: Diptera) in Cretaceous amber from Myanmar. Studia Dipterologica, 10(2, for 2003), 359-366.

Malak, M.A., Salamé, Y & Azar, D. 2013. New phlebotomine flies from Burmese amber (Diptera: Psychodidae: Phlebotominae). Terrestrial Arthropod Reviews, 6, 81-101.

Nel, A. & Prokop, J. 2006. New fossil gall midges from the earliest Eocene Franch amber (Insecta, Diptera, Cecidomyiidae). Geodiversitas, 28(1), 37-54.

Podenas, A. & Poinar, G.O.Jr. 2009. New crane flies (Diptera: Limoniidae) from Burmese amber. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 111(2), 470-492.

Poinar, G.O.Jr., Jacobson, R.L. & Eisenberger, C.L. 2006. Early Cretaceous Phlebotomine sand fly larvae (Diptera: Psychodidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 108(4), 785-792.

Poinar, G.O.Jr. 2004a. Palaeomyia burmitis (Diptera: Phlebotominae), a new genus and species of Cretaceous sand flies with evidence of blood-sucking habits. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 106(3), 598-605.

Poinar, G.O.Jr. 2008b. Leptoconops nosopheris sp. n. (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) and Paleotrypanosoma burmanicus gen. n., sp. n. (Kinetoplastida: Trypanosomatidae), a biting midge - trypanosome vector association from the Early Cretaceous. Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, 103(5), 468-471.

Poinar, G.O.Jr. 2010a. Cascoplecia insolitis (Diptera: Cascopleciidae), a new family, genus, and species of flower-visiting, unicorn fly (Bibionomorpha) in Early Cretaceous Burmese amber. Cretaceous Research, 31, 71-76.

Poinar, G.O.Jr. & Brown, A.E. 2004a. a new genus of primitive crane flies (Diptera: Tanyderidae) in Cretaceous Burmese amber, with a summary of fossil tanyderids. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 106(2), 339-345.

P>Poinar, G.O.Jr. & Monteys, V.S.i. 2008. Mermithids (Nematoda: Mermithidae) of biting midges (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae): Heleidomermis cataloniensis n. sp. from Culicoides circumscriptus Kieffer in Spain and a species of Cretacimermis Poinar, 2001 from a ceratopogonid in Burmese amber. Systematic Parasitology, 69(1), 13-21.

Poinar, G.O.Jr. & Szadziewski, R. 2007. Corethrella andersoni (Diptera: Corethrellidae), a new species from Lower Cretaceous Burmese amber. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 109(1), 155-159.

Poinar, G.O.Jr. & Telford, S.R. 2005. Paleohaemoproteus burmacis gen. n., sp. n. (Haemosporida: Plasmodiidae) from an Early Cretaceous biting midge (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae). Parasitology, 131, 79-84.

Ribeiro, G.C. 2003. A new fossil Helius (Diptera: Limoniidae) from Burmese amber. Studia Dipterologica, 9(2, for 2002), 403-408.

Stebner, F., Solórzano Kraemer, M.M., Ibáñez -Bernal & Wagner, R. 2015a. Moth flies and sand flies (Diptera: Psychodidae) in Cretaceous Burmese amber. PeerJ, 3(e1254), 1-34.

Stebner, F., Solórzano Kraemer, M.M., Ibáñez -Bernal & Wagner, R. 2015b. Datziinae as a new subfamily name for the unavailable name Protopsychodinae Stebner et al., 2015, (Diptera: Psychodidae). PeerJ, 3(e1423), 1-3.

Woodley, N.E. 2005. Dacochile microsoma Poinar & Brown, not a tanyderid but a bruchomyiine psychodid (Diptera: Psychodidae, Tanyderidae). Zootaxa, No. 1012, 53-60.

Azar, D., Huang, D., Cai, C. & Nel, A. 2015. The first trichomyiine from Burmese Cretaceous amber (Diptera, Psychodidae, Trichomyiinae). Cretaceous Research, 53, 48-58.

Amorim, D. de S. & Grimaldi, D.A. 2006. Valeseguyidae, a new family of Diptera in the Scatopsoidea, with a new genus in Cretaceous amber from Myanmar. Systematic Entomology, 31(3), 508-516.

Zhang, Q., Zhang, J. & Wang, B. 2016. A remarkable brachyceran fly (Diptera: Tabanomorpha) from Late Cretaceous Burmese amber. Cretaceous Research, 67, 1-7.

Gaimari, S.D. & Mostovski, M.B. 2000. Burmapsilocephala cockerelli, a new genus and species of Asiloidea (Diptera) from Burmese amber. Bulletin of the Natural History Museum, Geology Series, 56(1), 43-45.

Gao, J., Shih, C., Ren, D. 2015 (on-line). New species of Limoniidae (Diptera) from Myanmar amber, Upper Cretaceous. Cretaceous Research, 58, 42-48.

Duckhouse, D. A. 2000. Redescription and re-evaluation of the Burmese amber psychodid Eophlebotomus connectens Cockerell and its phylogenetic position (Diptera: Psychodidae). Systematic Entomology, 25, 503-509.

Dong, F., Shih, C. & Ren, D. 2015. A new genus of Tanyderidae (Insecta: Diptera) from Myanmar amber, Upper Cretaceous. Cretaceous Research, 54, 260-265.

Blagoderov, V. & Grimaldi, D. 2004. Fossil Sciaroidea (Diptera) in Cretaceous ambers, exclusive of the Cecidomyiidae, Sciaridae, and Keroplatidae. American Museum Novitates, No. 3433, 76pp.

Hippa, H. & Vilkamaa, P. 2005. The genus Sciarotricha gen. n. (Sciaridae) and the phylogeny of recent and fossil Sciaroidea (Diptera). Insect Systematics & Evolution, 36, 121-144.

Grimaldi, D.A. 2016. Diverse orthorrhaphan flies (Insecta: Diptera: Brachycera) in amber from the Cretaceous of Myanmar: Brachycera in Cretaceous amber, Part VII. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, No. 408, 131pp.

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