Plecia livida Heer 1849 (love bug)

Insecta - Diptera - Bibionidae

Alternative combinations: Penthetria livida, Protomyia livida

Synonyms: Penthetria brevipennis Heer 1856, Plecia brevipennis Heer 1856, Plecia brevithoracis Theobald 1937, Plecia cerestensis Theobald 1937, Plecia constricta Theobald 1937, Plecia flichei Theobald 1937, Plecia fusciventris Theobald 1937, Plecia goreti Theobald 1937, Plecia maculitarsis Theobald 1937, Plecia maculiventris Theobald 1937, Protomyia brevipennis Heer 1856

Full reference: O. Heer. 1849. Die Insektenfauna der Tertiärgebilde von Oeningen und von Radoboj in Croatien. Zweiter Theil: Henschrecken, Florfliegen, Aderflügler, Schmetterlinge und Fliegen 1-264

Belongs to Plecia according to J. Skartveit and A. Nel 2017

See also Evenhuis 1994, Giebel 1856, Handlirsch 1907, Heer 1849, Heer 1856 and Theobald 1937

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 longipennis, Plecia luctuosa, Plecia ludongensis, Plecia luteola, Plecia lygaeoides, Plecia macilenta, Plecia macrocephala, Plecia maimensis, Plecia melanderi, 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 specimens:

  • Plecia livida: Its type locality is Aix-en-Provence (Murchison collection), which is in a Chattian lacustrine - large limestone in the Niveau du gypse d'Aix Formation of France
  • Plecia brevithoracis: Coll Fliche F 298, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Céreste (Nancy coll), which is in a Chattian lacustrine carbonate in France.
  • Plecia cerestensis: Coll Fliche F 284, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Céreste (Nancy coll), which is in a Chattian lacustrine carbonate in France.
  • Plecia constricta: Inst. Geol. Marseille M 10, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Aix-en-Provence (Museum Marseille Coll), which is in a Chattian lacustrine - large limestone in the Niveau du gypse d'Aix Formation of France.
  • Plecia flichei: Coll Fliche F 310, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Céreste (Nancy coll), which is in a Chattian lacustrine carbonate in France.
  • Plecia fusciventris: Coll Fliche F 285, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Céreste (Nancy coll), which is in a Chattian lacustrine carbonate in France.
  • Plecia goreti: Coll Goret Ce 5, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Céreste (Goret Collection), which is in a Chattian lacustrine carbonate in France.
  • Plecia maculitarsis: Coll Fliche F 203, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Céreste (Nancy coll), which is in a Chattian lacustrine carbonate in France.
  • Plecia maculiventris: Coll Museum Paris Ce 48, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Céreste (Goret Collection), which is in a Chattian lacustrine carbonate in France.
  • Protomyia brevipennis: Its type locality is Aix-en-Provence (Murchison collection), which is in a Chattian lacustrine - large limestone in the Niveau du gypse d'Aix Formation of France.

Ecology:

Distribution:

• Oligocene of France (13 collections)

Total: 13 collections each including a single occurrence

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