Aeschnidium bubas Westwood 1854 (small darner)

Insecta - Odonata - Aeschnidiidae

Full reference: J. O. Westwood. 1854. Contributions to fossil entomology. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London 10:378-396

Belongs to Aeschnidium according to A. Nel and X. Martínez-Delclòs 1993

See also Handlirsch 1906 and Westwood 1854

Sister taxon: Aeschnidium antiquum

Type specimen: MNEMG A75 (neotype), a hindwing. Its type locality is Durlston Bay, Middle Purbeck, Swanage (Brodie collection), which is in a Berriasian lagoonal/restricted shallow subtidal limestone in the Durlston Formation of the United Kingdom.

Ecology: fast-moving volant carnivore-insectivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of the United Kingdom (4 collections)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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