Green River (Packard Collection) (Eocene of the United States)

Where: Wyoming (41.5° N, 109.5° W: paleocoordinates 45.5° N, 95.7° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Green River Formation, Bridgerian (50.3 - 46.2 Ma)

Environment/lithology: lacustrine - large; diatomite and shale

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: adpression

Collected by Dr. A.S. Packard

Primary reference: S. H. Scudder. 1890. The Tertiary Insects of North America. Report of the United States Geological Survey of the Territories XIII:1-734 [C. Labandeira/C. Labandeira/L. Edwards]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 122090: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Jered Karr on 16.12.2011, edited by Matthew Clapham

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Hemiptera -
"? Oliarus lutensis n. sp." = Eoliarus lutensis
"? Oliarus lutensis n. sp." = Eoliarus lutensis Scudder 1890 planthopper
112
 Hemiptera - Ricaniidae
Hammapteryx reticulata n. gen. n. sp.
Hammapteryx reticulata n. gen. n. sp. Scudder 1890 planthopper
117
 Hemiptera - Fulgoridae
? Lystra leei n. sp. Scudder 1890 fulgorid planthopper
119
? Lystra richardsoni Scudder 1878 fulgorid planthopper
121, 123
Fulgora populata n. sp. Scudder 1890 peanut-headed lanternfly
111
 Hemiptera - Nogodinidae
Lithopsis fimbriata Scudder 1878 planthopper
118
 Hemiptera -
Diaplegma obdormitum n. sp. Scudder 1890 planthopper
127
 Hemiptera - Cicadellidae
Thamnotettix gannetti n. sp. Scudder 1890 leafhopper
116, 120
Cicadula saxosa n. sp. Scudder 1890 leafhopper
114(126)
Tettigonia priscovariegata n. sp. Scudder 1890 leafhopper
127
 Hemiptera - Cercopidae
Cercopis astricta n. sp. Scudder 1890 froghopper
110(125)
Cercopites calliscens n. sp. Scudder 1890 froghopper
104(115)
Cercopites umbratilis n. gen. n. sp. Scudder 1890 froghopper
108
 Hemiptera - Rhyparochromidae
Cholula triguttata n. sp. Scudder 1890 seed bug
113
 Hemiptera - Galgulidae
Necygonus rotundatus n. gen. n. sp.
Necygonus rotundatus n. gen. n. sp. Scudder 1890 true bug
107
 Blattodea - Corydiidae
Paralatindia saussurei n. sp. Scudder 1890 cockroach
137
 Orthoptera - Eumastacidae
"Tyrbula multispinosa" = Eoerianthus multispinosa
"Tyrbula multispinosa" = Eoerianthus multispinosa Scudder 1890 monkey grasshopper
138(140)
 Orthoptera - Gryllidae
Pronemobius induratus n. sp. Scudder 1890 true crickets
136, 139
Pronemobius tertiarius Scudder 1878 field cricket
135, 141, 142(144), 143
 Orthoptera - Mogoplistidae
"Pronemobius smithii n. sp." = Pteromogoplistes smithii
"Pronemobius smithii n. sp." = Pteromogoplistes smithii Scudder 1890 scaly cricket
134, 145
 Hymenoptera - Vespidae
"Didineis solidescens n. sp." = Alastor solidescens
"Didineis solidescens n. sp." = Alastor solidescens Scudder 1890 potter wasp
132(263)
 Hymenoptera - Formicidae
"Liometopum pingue" = Eoformica pinguis
"Liometopum pingue" = Eoformica pinguis Scudder 1877 ant
262
 Hymenoptera - Braconidae
Braconidae indet. Nees 1811 wasp
133, 130
 Hymenoptera - Ichneumonidae
Lithotorus cressoni n. gen. n. sp., Rhyssa juvenis n. sp.
Lithotorus cressoni n. gen. n. sp. Scudder 1890 ichneumon wasp
131
Rhyssa juvenis n. sp. Scudder 1890 ichneumon wasp
129
 Coleoptera - Ptinidae
? Anobium ovale Scudder 1878 furniture beetle
97
 Coleoptera - Byrrhidae
Nosodendron tritavum n. sp. Scudder 1890 pill beetle
86
 Coleoptera - Hydrophilidae
Hydrobius confixus n. sp. Scudder 1890 water scavenger beetle
79
Hydrochus relictus n. sp. Scudder 1890 water scavenger beetle
88
 Coleoptera - Staphylinidae
Lathrobium abscessum Scudder 1876 rove beetle
84, 94
Homalota recisa n. sp. Scudder 1890 rove beetle
78
Bledius faecorum n. sp.2 Scudder 1900 rove beetle
186
 Coleoptera - Cucujidae
Parandrita vestita n. sp. Scudder 1890 beetle
87
 Coleoptera - Curculionidae
Anthonomus soporus1, "Hylobius packardii n. sp." = Archaeoheilus packardii1, "Sitona fodinarum" = Epicaerus fodinarum1, "Tanymecus seculorum n. sp." = Mitostylus seculorum, Listronotus muratus n. sp., "Centrinus diruptus n. sp." = Geraeus diruptus1
Anthonomus soporus1 Scudder 1890 snout beetle
193
"Hylobius packardii n. sp." = Archaeoheilus packardii1 Scudder 1893 snout beetle
225
"Sitona fodinarum" = Epicaerus fodinarum1 Scudder 1893 snout beetle
100
"Tanymecus seculorum n. sp." = Mitostylus seculorum Scudder 1890 snout beetle
91
Listronotus muratus n. sp. Scudder 1890 snout beetle
90
"Centrinus diruptus n. sp." = Geraeus diruptus1 Scudder 1893 snout beetle
250
 Coleoptera - Anthribidae
"Hormiscus partitus n. sp." = Ormiscus partitus
"Hormiscus partitus n. sp." = Ormiscus partitus Scudder 1890 fungus weevil
 Coleoptera - Nemonychidae
"Eugnamptus grandaevus" = Sitona grandaevus
"Eugnamptus grandaevus" = Sitona grandaevus Scudder 1876 pine flower snout beetle
76
 Coleoptera - Scarabaeidae
Aegialia rupta n. sp. Scudder 1890 scarab beetle
80(81)
 Coleoptera - Carabidae
Galerita marshii n. sp.2 Scudder 1900 ground beetle
92
Platynus caesus n. sp. Scudder 1890 ground beetle
83, 85
 Diptera - Chironomidae
Chironomus septus n. sp. Scudder 1890 non biting midge
10
 Diptera - Culicidae
Culex damnatorum n. sp. Scudder 1890 mosquito
16, 38, 39
 Diptera - Syrphidae
? Cheilosia sp. Meigen 1822 hoverfly
17
 Diptera - Sciomyzidae
? Sciomyza sp. Fallen 1820 snail-killing fly
18
? Sciomyza manca Scudder 1878 snail-killing fly
most abundant Diptera
? Sciomyza disjecta Scudder 1878 snail-killing fly
found in considerable numbers
 Diptera - Stratiomyidae
Lithophysa tumulta n. gen. n. sp.
Lithophysa tumulta n. gen. n. sp. Scudder 1890 soldier fly
4
 Diptera - Anisopodidae
"Asarcomyia cadaver n. gen. n. sp." = Sylvicola cadaver
"Asarcomyia cadaver n. gen. n. sp." = Sylvicola cadaver Scudder 1890 wood gnat
12
 Diptera - Bibionidae
Plecia dejecta n. sp. Scudder 1890 love bug
8
 Diptera - Mycetophilidae
Anatella tacita n. sp. Scudder 1890 fungus gnat
14
Rymosia strangulata n. sp. Scudder 1890 fungus gnat
11
Boletina paludivaga n. sp. Scudder 1890 fungus gnat
5, 40
 Diptera - Sciaridae
Sciara scopuli n. sp. Scudder 1890 dark-winged fungus gnat
2
 Diptera - Tipulidae
Tipula spoliata n. sp. Scudder 1890 crane fly
15(74), 42, 43(44)
Tipula sepulchri n. sp. Scudder 1890 crane fly
9
 Odonata - Dysagrionidae
Dysagrion packardii n. sp. Scudder 1885 damselfly
Dr AS Packard 252-253, 146, 147
Dysagrion lakesii n. sp. Scudder 1890 damselfly
Dr AS Packard 259-260