Fossil Record 22(2): 51-56, doi: 10.5194/fr-22-51-2019
A new bizarre dysoneurid species (Insecta, Trichoptera) in Burmese amber
expand article infoWilfried Wichard, Christian Neumann§
‡ Institute of Biology and its Didactic, University of Cologne, Herbert Lewinstrasse 2, 50931 Cologne, Germany§ Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, Germany
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We describe an extinct caddisfly species, Cretapsyche palpinova sp. nov., frommid-Cretaceous Burmese amber. The species belongs to the extinct familyDysoneuridae within the superfamily Sericostomatoidea. The family includessome species with unusual maxillary palps. Cretapsyche palpinova sp. nov. is characterized byfive-segmented maxillary palps, the second segment being the longest, and the third segment bearing an unusual pin-shaped appendage.