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Wasp in amber

Wasp in amber.

wasp in amber

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wasp in amber

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wasp in amber

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

Ampulicidae= The Ampulicidae, or cockroach wasps, are a small (about 170 species), primarily tropical family of sphecoid wasps, all of which use various cockroaches as prey

Apodolichurus diaphanus Antropov, 2000

Apodolichurus sphaerocephalus Antropov, 2000

Cretampulex gracilis Antropov, 2000

Mendampulex monilicularis Antropov, 2000

†Aptenoperissidae (extinct wasps)

Aptenoperissus burmanicus Rasnitsyn & Poinar, 2016

Bethylidae - The Bethylidae are a family of aculeate wasps in the superfamily Chrysidoidea. As a family, their biology ranges between parasitoid wasps and hunting wasps.

Apenesia electriphila Cockerell, 1917

Bethylitella cylindrella Cockerell, 1917

Epyris atavellus Cockerell, 1920

Sclerodermus quadridentatum Cockerell, 1917

Braconidae

Archaeorhyssalus subsolanus Engel, 2016

Rhetinorhyssalus morticinus Engel, 2016

†Bryopompilidae

Bryopompilus interfector Engel & Grimaldi, 2006

Chalcididae - The Chalcididae are a moderate-sized family within the Chalcidoidea, composed mostly of parasitoids and a few hyperparasitoids.

Crabronidae

Burmastatus triangularis Antropov, 2000

Cretospilomena familiaris Antropov, 2000

Prolemistus apiformis Antropov, 2000

Diapriidae

Dryinidae

Burmadryinus cenomanianus Olmi, Xu & Guglielmino, 2014

Burmanteon olmii Engel, 2003

Hybristodryinus resinicolus Engel, 2005

Ponomarenkoa ellenbergeri Olmi, Xu & He, 2013

Pseudodryinus burmensis Olmi, Xu & Guglielmino, 2014

Embolemidae

Ampulicomorpha janzeni Olmi, Rasnitsyn, Brothers & Guglielmino, 2014

Evaniidae

Cretevania bechlyi Jennings, Krogmann & Mew, 2013

Mesevania swinhoei Basibuyuk & Rasnitsyn, 2000

Sorellevania deansi Engel, 2006

†Falsiformicidae

†Gallorommatidae

Galloroma kachinensis Engel & Grimaldi, 2007

Gasteruptiidae (=Aulacidae)

Electrofoenus gracilipes Cockerell, 1917

Hypselogastrion simplex Engel & Wang, 2016

Hyptiogastrites electrinus Cockerell, 1917

Protofoenus swinhoei Cockerell, 1917

Ichneumonidae

Caloichneumon perrarus Li, Kopylov, Shih & Ren, 2016

Novichneumon longus Li, Kopylov, Shih & Ren, 2016

†Maimetshidae

Burmaimetsha concava Perrichot, 2013

Maimetshasia kachinensis Perrichot, 2013

Megalyridae

Megaspilidae

†Melittosphecidae

Melittosphex burmensis Poinar & Danforth, 2006

Mymaridae

Myanmymar aresconoides Huber, 2011

Mymarommatidae

Archaeromma gibsoni Engel & Grimaldi, 2007

†Othniodellithidae

Othniodellitha mantichora Engel & Huang, 2016

Pelecinidae

Abropelecinus tytthus Guo, Shih & Ren, 2016

Brachypelecinus euthyntus Guo, Shih & Ren, 2016

Zoropelecinus zigrasi Engel & Grimaldi, 2013

Platygastridae

Cascoscelio incassus Poinar & Buckley, 2011

†Praeaulacidae

Habraulacus zhaoi Li, Rasnitsyn, Shih & Ren, 2015

Rhopalosomatidae

Eorhopalosoma goryra Engel, 2008

Sapygidae

Cretosapyga resincola Bennett & Engel, 2005

Scelionidae

Geoscelio mckellari Engel & Huang, 2016

Scolebythidae

Siccibythus musculosus Cockx & McKellar, 2016

†Serphitidae

Serphites sp.

Sierolomorphidae

†Spathiopterygidae

Diaspathion ortegai Engel & Huang, 2015

Sphecidae

Stephanidae

Kronostephanus zigrasi Engel & Grimaldi, 2013

Phoriostephanus exilis Engel & Huang, 2016

†Stigmaphronidae

Burmaphron tridentatum Engel & Grimaldi, 2009

Burmaphron prolatum Engel & Grimaldi, 2009

†Syspastoxyelidae

Syspastoxyela rhaphidia Engel & Huang, 2016

Tiphiidae

Thanatotiphia nyx Engel, Ortega-Blanco & Bennett, 2009

Vespidae

Family incertae sedis

Cirrosphex admirabilis Antropov, 2000

Trigampulex pervetus (Cockerell, 1917)

Antropov, A.V. 2000. Digger wasps (Hymenoptera, Sphecidae) in Burmese amber. Bulletin of the Natural History Museum, Geology Series, 56(1): 59-77.

Basibuyuk, H.H., Rasnitsyn, A.P., Fitton, M.G. & Quicke, D.L.J. 2000. An archaic new genus of Evaniidae (Insecta: Hymenoptera) and implications for the biology of ancestral evanioids. Bulletin of the Natural History Museum, Geology Series, 56 (1), 53-58.

Bennett, D.J. & Engel, M.S. 2005. A primitive sapygid wasp in Burmese amber (Hymenoptera: Sapygidae). Acta Zoologica Cracoviensia, 48B, 1-9.

Engel, M.S. & Grimaldi, D.A. 2006b. The first Cretaceous spider wasp (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society, 79(4), 359-368.

Engel, M.S. & Grimaldi, D.A. 2007. New false fairy wasps in Cretaceous amber from New Jersey and Myanmar (Hymenoptera: Mymarommatoidea). Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science, 110, 159-168.

Perrichot, V. 2013. New maimetshid wasps in Cretaceous amber from Myanmar (Insecta: Hymenoptera). Annales de Paléontologie, 99, 67-77.

Ohl, M. 2004. The first fossil representative of the wasp genus Dolichurus, with a review of fossil Ampulicidae (Hymenoptera: Apoidea). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society, 77(4), 332-342.

Olmi, M., Rasnitsyn, A.P., Brothers, D.J. & Guglielmino, A. 2014. The first fossil Embolemidae (Hymenoptera: Chrysidoidea) from Burmese amber (Myanmar) and Orapa Kimberlitic deposits (Botswana) and their phylogenetic significance. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, 12 (6), 623-635. Corrigendum, p. 759.

Olmi, M., Xu, Z. & Guglielmino, A. 2014. Descriptions of new fossil taxa of Dryinidae (Hymenoptera: Chrysidoidea) from Burmese amber (Myanmar). Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae, 54 (2), 703-714.

Li, L., Kopylov, D.S., Shih, C. & Ren, D. 2016 (on-line). The first record of Ichneumonidae (Insecta: Hymenoptera) from the Upper Cretaceous of Myanmar. Cretaceous Research, 70, 152-162.

Li, L., Rasnitsyn, A.P., Shih, C. & Ren, D. 2015. A new genus and species of Praeaulacidae (Hymenoptera: Evanioidea) from Upper Cretaceous Myanmar amber. Cretaceous Research, 55, 19-24.

Jennings, J.T., Austin, A.D. & Stevens, N.B. 2004. Hyptiogastrites electrinus Cockerell, 1917, from Myanmar (Burmese) amber: redescription and its placement within the Evanioidea (Insecta: Hymenoptera). Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, 2(2), 127-132.

Jennings, J.T., Krogmann, L. & Mew, S.L. 2013. Cretevania bechlyi sp. nov. from Cretaceous Burmese amber (Hymenoptera: Evaniidae). Zootaxa, 3609(1), 91-95.

Engel, M.S. & Wang, B. 2016a. The first Oriental protorhyssaline wasp (Hymenoptera: Braconidae): A

new genus and species in Upper Cretaceous amber from Myanmar. Cretaceous Research, 63, 28-32.

Engel, M.S. & Wang, B. 2016b. A plesiomorphic gasteruptiid wasp in Cenomanian amber from

Myanmar (Hymenoptera: Gasteruptiidae). Cretaceous Research, 63, 177-182.

Engel, M.S., Ortega-Blanco, J. & Bennett, D.J. 2009. A remarkable tiphiiform wasp in mid-Cretaceous amber from Myanmar (Hymenoptera: Tiphiidae). Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science, 112, 1-6.

Engel, M.S., Huang, D., Alqarni, A.S. & Cai, C. 2016a. A remarkable evanioid wasp in mid-Cretaceous amber from northern Myanmar (Hymenoptera: Evanioidea). Cretaceous Research, 60, 121-127.

Engel, M.S., Huang, D., Alqarni, A.S. & Cai, C. 2016b. An unusual new lineage of sawflies (Hymenoptera) in Upper Cretaceous amber from northern Myanmar. Cretaceous Research, 60, 281-286.

Engel, M.S., Huang, D., Alqarni, A.S., Cai, C., Alvarado, M., Breitkreuz, L.C.V. & Azar, D. 2016 (on-line). An apterous scelionid wasp in mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae). Comptes Rendus Palevol, 16, 5-11.

Engel, M.S., Huang, D., Azar, D., Nel, A., Davis, S.R., Alvarado, M. & Breitkreuz, L.C.V. 2015. The wasp family Spathiopterygidae in mid-Cretaceous amber from Myanmar (Hymenoptera: Diaprioidea). Comptes Rendus Palevol, 14 (2), 95-100.

Engel, M.S., Grimaldi, D.A. & Ortega-Blanco, J. 2013a. A stephanid wasp in mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber (Hymenoptera: Stephanidae), with comments on the antiquity of the hymenopteran radiation. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society, 86 (3), 244-252.

Engel, M.S., Grimaldi, D.A. & Ortega-Blanco, J. 2013b. Zoropelecinus zigrasi, a pelecinid wasp in mid-Cretaceous amber from Myanmar (Hymenoptera: Pelecinidae). Novitates Paleoentomologicae, No. 4, 10pp.

Engel, M.S. & Huang, D. 2016 (on-line). A new crown wasp in Cretaceous amber from Myanmar (Hymenoptera: Stephanidae). Cretaceous Research, 69, 56-61.

Engel, M.S. & Grimaldi, D.A. 2009. Diversity and phylogeny of the Mesozoic wasp family Stigmaphronidae (Hymenoptera: Ceraphronidae). Denisia, 26, 53-86.

Engel, M.S. 2016a. Notes on Cretaceous amber Braconidae (Hymenoptera), with descriptions of two new genera. Novitates Paleoentomologicae, No. 15, 7pp.

Engel, M.S. 2008a. The wasp family Rhopalosomatidae in Mid-Cretaceous amber from Myanmar (Hymenoptera: Vespidoidea). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society, 81(3), 168-174.

Engel, M.S. 2003. An anteonine wasp in Cenomanian-Albian amber from Myanmar (Hymenoptera: Dryinidae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society, 76, 616-621.

Cockx, P.F.D. & McKellar, R.C. 2016. First record of the family Scolebythidae (Hymenoptera) in

mid-Cretaceous amber from Myanmar. Cretaceous Research, 67, 133-139.

Rasnitsyn, A.P., Poinar, G.Jr. & Brown, A.E. 2016 (on-line). Bizzare wingless parasitic wasp from mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber (Hymenoptera, Ceraphronoidea, Aptenoperissidae fam. nov.). Cretaceous Research, 69, 113-118.

Poinar G.Jr. & Huber, J.T. 2011. A new genus of fossil Mymaridae (Hymenoptera) from Cretaceous amber and key to Cretaceous mymarid genera. Zookeys, 130, 461-472.

Poinar, G.O.Jr. 2009b. Melittosphex (Hymenoptera: Melittosphecidae), a primitive bee and not a wasp. Palaeontology, 52(2), 483.

Guo, L., Shih, C., Li, L. & Ren, D. 2016. New pelecinid wasps (Hymenoptera: Pelecinidae) from Upper

Cretaceous Myanmar amber. Cretaceous Research, 67, 84-90.

Engel, M.S. 2005. A dryinine wasp in Burmese amber (Hymenoptera: Dryinidae). Polskie Pismo Entomologiczne, 74(4), 485-494.

Engel, M.S. 2006. Two ensign wasps in Cretaceous amber from New Jersey and Myanmar. Polskie Pismo Entomologiczne, 75(3), 443-454.

Poinar, G.O.Jr. & Shaw, S.R. 2016. Endoparasitism of a Cretaceous adult weevil by a euphorine wasp

Poinar, G.O.Jr. 2016. A mid-Cretaceous Eccrinales infesting a primitive wasp in Myanmar amber. Fungal Biology, 120(12), 1537-1539.

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