Botchi (PIN collection 2054) (Miocene of Russian Federation)

Where: Khabarovsk, Russian Federation (48.0° N, 139.5° E: paleocoordinates 48.3° N, 138.2° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Botchi Formation, Late/Upper Miocene (11.6 - 5.3 Ma)

Environment/lithology: lacustrine - small; lithified diatomite

• "The deposits accumulated in a lake that existed in an active volcanic area." Rasnitsyn & Michener, 1991

Size class: mesofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Collected by A. P. Rasnitsyn; reposited in the PIN

Primary reference: A. P. Rasnitsyn. 1983. Fossil Hymenoptera of the Superfamily Pamphilioidea. Paleontological Journal 17(2):56-70 [C. Labandeira/A. Spencer-Lee/J. Karr]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 117672: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Jered Karr on 25.09.2011

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Taxonomic list

• "The fossil-bearing locality was described by Akhmetjev (1973). It yielded various plants (Akhmetjev 1973), fishes (undescribed), Crustacea (undescribed ), and insects." Rasnitsyn & Michener, 1991
Insecta
 Hemiptera -
Heteroptera indet.2 Latreille 1810 true bug
Homoptera indet.2 Leach 1815 true bug
 Dicondylia -
Blattaria indet.2 Latreille 1810 cockroach
 Hymenoptera - Vespidae
"Eumenidae indet." = Eumeninae2
"Eumenidae indet." = Eumeninae2 Leach 1815 potter wasp
 Hymenoptera - Apidae
Bombus vetustus n. sp.2 Rasnitsyn and Michener 1991 bumble bee
PIN 2054/229 collected by AP Rasnitsyn
 Hymenoptera - Pamphiliidae
Pamphiliidae indet.2 Cameron 1890 sawfly
Tapholyda ? caplani Cockerell 1933 sawfly
PIN 2054/227
 Dicondylia -
Coleoptera indet.2 Linnaeus 1758 beetle
Diptera indet.2 Linnaeus 1758 fly
Trichoptera indet.2 Kirby 1815 caddisfly
 Neuroptera - Chrysopidae
Nothochrysinae indet.1 Navas 1910 green lacewing
PIN 2054/8