Plecia melanderi Cockerell 1911 (love bug)

Insecta - Diptera - Bibionidae

Alternative combination: Hesperinus melanderi

Full reference: T. D. A. Cockerell. 1911. Fossil Insects from Florissant, Colorado. Bulletin American Museum of Natural History 30:71-82

Belongs to Plecia according to N. L. Evenhuis 1994

See also Cockerell 1911, James 1937 and Melander 1949

Sister taxa: Bibio cylindratus, Clothonopsis, Clothonopsis miocenica, Plecia abava, Plecia acourti, Plecia aculeolata, Plecia akerionana, Plecia amagua, Plecia angustipennis, Plecia angustiventris, Plecia antenata, Plecia assonensis, Plecia avus, Plecia axeliana, Plecia baglii, Plecia bivalvula, Plecia borussica, Plecia brunneipennis, Plecia brunniptera, Plecia bucklandi, Plecia cairnesi, Plecia canadensis, Plecia capitata, Plecia castellaroi, Plecia chapuisii, Plecia clavifemur, Plecia conica, Plecia curtula, Plecia decapitata, Plecia dejecta, Plecia diatoma, Plecia dilatata, Plecia dumasi, Plecia elatior, Plecia elegantula, Plecia elongata, Plecia exigua, Plecia explanata, Plecia exposita, Plecia exposititia, Plecia foersteri, Plecia fumosa, Plecia gracilentula, Plecia gracillima, Plecia gradata, Plecia grandaeva, Plecia grossa, Plecia heeri, Plecia hilaris, Plecia hoffeinsorum, Plecia hypogaea, Plecia imperialis, Plecia inflata, Plecia inflata, Plecia intima, Plecia joannis, Plecia jucunda, Plecia kanetakii, Plecia kelownaensis, Plecia kudiella, Plecia kuznetzovi, Plecia lapidaria, Plecia larguensis, Plecia larteti, Plecia livida, Plecia longipennis, Plecia luctuosa, Plecia ludongensis, Plecia luteola, Plecia lygaeoides, Plecia macilenta, Plecia macrocephala, Plecia maimensis, Plecia minutula, Plecia morio, Plecia myersi, Plecia nana, Plecia obsitula, Plecia orycta, Plecia oustaleti, Plecia painvini, Plecia pallida, Plecia parisiensis, Plecia pealei, Plecia pennata, Plecia philippi, Plecia pictipennis, Plecia pinguis, Plecia pisaurensis, Plecia platoptera, Plecia platyptera, Plecia prisca, Plecia pristina, Plecia proserpina, Plecia pulchella, Plecia pulchra, Plecia pulla, Plecia quaesita, Plecia rectivenia, Plecia redempta, Plecia reducta, Plecia refracta, Plecia retracta, Plecia rhenana, Plecia rhodopterina, Plecia rubescens, Plecia satyrus, Plecia sauvagei, Plecia schineri, Plecia similkameena, Plecia solaris, Plecia spinula, Plecia sturmi, Plecia stygia, Plecia superba, Plecia tenuicornis, Plecia tessella, Plecia theobaldi, Plecia transitoria, Plecia tulameenensis, Plecia undans, Plecia vergnei, Plecia veterana, Plecia villosa, Plecia vulcania, Plecia vulpina, Plecia winchesteri, Plecia winnertzi, Plecia woodruffi

Type specimen: AMNH-FI-18865, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Florissant (Rohwer Collection), which is in a Chadronian lacustrine - large shale in the Florissant Formation of Colorado.

Ecology:

Distribution:

• Eocene of United States (2: Colorado collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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