Green River (Lee 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 L. A. Lee

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 122092: 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 - Fulgoridae
? Lystra richardsoni Scudder 1878 fulgorid planthopper
Lee 40, 41, 109
 Hemiptera - Nogodinidae
Lithopsis elongata n. sp. Scudder 1890 planthopper
Lee 90
Ficarasites stigmaticum n. gen. n. sp. Scudder 1890 planthopper
Lee 144
 Hemiptera - Aphididae
"Lithaphis ? diruta" = Siphonophoroides antiqua
"Lithaphis ? diruta" = Siphonophoroides antiqua Buckton 1883 aphid
Lee 82
 Hemiptera - Cicadellidae
Thamnotettix mutilata n. sp. Scudder 1890 leafhopper
Lee 73
Tettigonia priscomarginata n. sp. Scudder 1890 leafhopper
Lee 34(35)
 Hemiptera - Cercopidae
Palecphora patefacta n. sp. Scudder 1890 froghopper
Lee 1(143)
 Hemiptera - Cydnidae
Necrocydnus gosiutensis n. sp. Scudder 1890 burrowing bug
Lee 13
 Orthoptera - Eumastacidae
"Tyrbula multispinosa" = Eoerianthus multispinosa
"Tyrbula multispinosa" = Eoerianthus multispinosa Scudder 1890 monkey grasshopper
Lee 51
 Hymenoptera - Ichneumonidae
Glypta transversalis n. sp. Scudder 1890 ichneumon wasp
Lee 76
Eclytus lutatus n. sp. Scudder 1890 ichneumon wasp
Lee 36
 Hymenoptera - Tenthredinidae
Taxonus nortoni n. sp. Scudder 1890 wood wasp
Lee 22(140)
 Coleoptera - Cucujidae
Parandrita vestita Scudder 1890 beetle
Lee 83, 85, 95
 Coleoptera - Curculionidae
Anthonomus soporus n. sp., Epicaerus saxatilis, "Scythropus subterraneus" = Epicaerus subterraneus
Anthonomus soporus n. sp. Scudder 1890 snout beetle
Lee 48
Epicaerus saxatilis Scudder 1876 snout beetle
Lee 30
"Scythropus subterraneus" = Epicaerus subterraneus Scudder 1893 snout beetle
Lee 41
 Coleoptera - Anthribidae
Choragus fictilis n. sp. Scudder 1890 fungus weevil
Lee 106
Tropideres remotus n. sp. Scudder 1893 fungus weevil
Lee 27
 Coleoptera - Nemonychidae
"Eugnamptus grandaevus" = Sitona grandaevus
"Eugnamptus grandaevus" = Sitona grandaevus Scudder 1876 pine flower snout beetle
Lee 101
 Coleoptera - Carabidae
Neothanes testeus Scudder 1878 ground beetle
Lee 24
 Diptera - Syrphidae
Syrphidae indet. Latreille 1802 hover fly
Lee 98
Psilota tabidosa n. sp. Scudder 1890 hover fly
Lee 59
 Diptera - Sciomyzidae
? Sciomyza manca Scudder 1878 snail-killing fly
most abundant Diptera
? Sciomyza disjecta Scudder 1878 snail-killing fly
found in considerable numbers
 Diptera - Platypezidae
Callomyia torporata n. sp. Scudder 1890 flat-footed fly
Lee 71
 Diptera - Asilidae
Stenocinclis sp. Scudder 1878 robber fly
Lee 45
 Diptera - Mycetophilidae
"Sciophila hyattii n. sp." = Sciophila hyatti, Boletina umbratica n. sp., ? Anaclinia sp.
"Sciophila hyattii n. sp." = Sciophila hyatti Scudder 1890 fungus gnat
Lee 99
Boletina umbratica n. sp. Scudder 1890 fungus gnat
Lee 37
? Anaclinia sp. Winnertz fungus gnat
Lee 66