Strensham, Worcestershire (Triassic of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (52.1° N, 2.1° W: paleocoordinates 36.6° N, 0.9° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Cotham Member (Lilstock Formation), Rhaetian (208.5 - 201.3 Ma)

• In this area, the insect bed is almost the lowest bed of the Lower Lias and overlies the White Lias (Rhaetian), either in the lowermost Hettangian planorbis zone or uppermost Rhaetian pre-planorbis beds. At Strensham, it is in the pre-planorbis beds.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

• European epicontinental seaway

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Collected by Rev. P.B. Brodie; reposited in the BMNH

Collection methods: quarrying, surface (float)

Primary reference: P. B. Brodie. 1845. A History of the Fossil Insects in the Secondary Rocks of England Accompanied by a Particular Account of the Strata in which they Occur, and of the Circumstances Connected with their Preservation 1-130 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 113961: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 07.08.2011, edited by Jered Karr

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Hemiptera - Tettigarctidae
Liassocicada ignotatus8 Brodie 1845 hairy cicada
In 10449, 10440, 11113, 11240, 11244
 Hemiptera - Pachymeridiidae
Pachymerus zucholdi n. sp.1 Giebel 1856 true bug
BMNH In 3567 (specimen in pl 7, fig 22)
 Dicondylia - Blattulidae
"Blattina incompleta n. sp." = Blattula incompleta1
"Blattina incompleta n. sp." = Blattula incompleta1 Giebel 1856 winged insect
Specimen in pl 8, fig 13
 Orthoptera - Locustopsidae
Locustopsis elegans12, Locustopsis constricta n. sp.12, "Brodiana cubitalis n. gen. n. sp." = Locustopsis cubitalis12, Locustopsis spectabilis n. sp.12, "Locustopsis dobbertinensis" = Locustopsis bernstorffi12, Locustopsis gracilis n. sp.12, Locustopsis bucklandi12, Locustopsis nana12
Locustopsis elegans12 Handlirsch 1906 grasshopper
NHM I 10561
Locustopsis constricta n. sp.12 Zeuner 1942 grasshopper
NHM I 10545
"Brodiana cubitalis n. gen. n. sp." = Locustopsis cubitalis12 Zeuner 1942 grasshopper
NHM I 10672
Locustopsis spectabilis n. sp.12 Zeuner 1942 grasshopper
NHM I 10563
"Locustopsis dobbertinensis" = Locustopsis bernstorffi12 Geinitz 1880 grasshopper
NHM I 10562, I 10564
Locustopsis gracilis n. sp.12 Zeuner 1942 grasshopper
NHM I 10555
Locustopsis bucklandi12 Brodie 1845 grasshopper
NHM I 10450
Locustopsis nana12 Handlirsch 1939 grasshopper
NHM I 10553, I 10445
 Orthoptera - Protogryllidae
"Protogryllus grandis n. sp." = Protogryllus (Protogryllus) grandis10
"Protogryllus grandis n. sp." = Protogryllus (Protogryllus) grandis10 Zeuner 1937 grasshopper
NHM I 10530
 Orthoptera - Gryllidae
Gryllidae "indet. 1"11 Laicharting 1781 true crickets
NHM I. 11243
 Orthoptera - Haglidae
Hagla gracilis11 Giebel 1856 hump-winged cricket
NHM I. 10660/541, 10544, 10704, 10540, 10535, 10694, 10699, 10471, 10527, 10531, 10529, 10705, 10548, 10441, 11238, 10436, 10537, 10552
 Orthoptera -
"Orthophlebia parallela n. sp." = Haglopsis parallela1
"Orthophlebia parallela n. sp." = Haglopsis parallela1 Giebel 1856 grasshopper
Specimen in pl 10, fig 9
 Orthoptera - Bintoniellidae
Bintoniella brodiei n. gen.7 Handlirsch 1939 grasshopper
In. 10439,10447,10457,10530,10538,10539,10542,11109,11112,11237 (males), 10443, 10554 (females), 10446, 10532
 Orthoptera - Elcanidae
"Rapha liasina n. gen. n. sp." = Panorpidium liasina1
"Rapha liasina n. gen. n. sp." = Panorpidium liasina1 Giebel 1856 grasshopper
Specimen in pl 10, fig 14
 Coleoptera -
Ancylocheira liasina n. sp.1 Giebel 1856 beetle
Specimen in pl 10, fig 1
Coleopteron sp.2 Handlirsch 1906 beetle
 Coleoptera - Coptoclavidae
Holcoptera schlotheimi3 Giebel 1856 beetle
NHMUK I.10975
Holcoptera giebeli9 Handlirsch 1906 beetle
BMNH I 10977
 Mecoptera - Bittacidae
Protobittacus maculatus n. sp.6 Tillyard 1933 hangingfly
BMNH I 10550
Protobittacus liassicus n. gen. n. sp.6 Tillyard 1933 hangingfly
BMNH I 10525
 Mecoptera - Orthophlebiidae
Orthophlebia intermedia n. sp.1 Giebel 1856 scorpionfly
Specimen in pl 10, fig 10
Orthophlebia liassica6 Mantell 1844 scorpionfly
BMNH I 10707, I 15018, I 10971
 Mecoptera - Worcestobiidae
"Orthophlebia gigantea n. sp." = Worcestobia gigantea6
"Orthophlebia gigantea n. sp." = Worcestobia gigantea6 Tillyard 1933 scorpionfly
BMNH I 11102
 Diptera - Tillyardipteridae
Rhaetania dianae n. gen. n. sp.4
Rhaetania dianae n. gen. n. sp.4 Krzemiński and Krzemińska 2002 fly
BMNH In 10458 Brodie Coll
 Neuroptera - Polystoechotidae
Megapolystoechus magnificus n. gen. n. sp.6 Tillyard 1933 giant lacewing
BMNH I 11027, 10523
 Dicondylia -
Odonata indet.5 Fabricius 1793 dragonfly
BMNH I 11106
 Odonata -
? Liassophlebia clavigaster n. sp.5, "Libellula hopei n. sp." = Liassophlebia hopei
? Liassophlebia clavigaster n. sp.5 Tillyard 1925 dragonfly
BMNH I 475(10433) part & counterpart
"Libellula hopei n. sp." = Liassophlebia hopei Brodie 1845 dragonfly
 Odonata - Liassophlebiidae
Liassophlebia batheri n. sp.5 Tillyard 1925 damsel-dragonflies
BMNH I 10434/10435 all from Brodie 1898 collection
Liassophlebia withersi n. sp.5 Tillyard 1925 damsel-dragonflies
BMNH I 10697 (Brodie 1898 collection); I.10528 (L. batheri in Tillyard, moved by Kelly & Nel 2018
 Odonata - Triassolestidae
Progonophlebia woodwardi n. gen. n. sp.5
Progonophlebia woodwardi n. gen. n. sp.5 Tillyard 1925 dragonfly
BMNH In 11241 Brodie Coll