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Volume 102, Issue 3-4, Pages 187-193

A New Fossil Snake-Fly Species from Baltic Amber (Raphidioptera: Inocelliidae)

Department of Entomology, Comstock Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA

Received 9 February 1995

Copyright © 1995 Michael S. Engel.


A new species of inocelliid snake-fly, Fibla carpenteri, is described and figured frorn Middle to Upper Eocene Baltic amber. The species belongs to the nominate subgenus and is the largest amber snake-fly currently known. The aberrant fossil species Inocellia peculiaris is transferred to a new genus, EIectrinocellia, and placed in a new subfamily, the Electrinocelliinae, sister to the remainder of the Inocelliidae.