Mycetobia cryptambra Grimaldi 1991 (wood gnat)

Insecta - Diptera - Anisopodidae

Alternative combination: Neomesochria cryptambra

Full reference: D. A. Grimaldi. 1991. Mycetobiine woodgnats (Diptera: Anisopodidae) from the Oligo-Miocene amber of the Dominican Republic, and old world affinities. American Museum Novitates 3014:1-24

Belongs to Mycetobia according to D. D. S. Amorim et al. 2016

See also Amorim and Tozoni 1994 and Grimaldi 1991

Sister taxa: Mycetobia antillea, Mycetobia christelae, Mycetobia connexa, Mycetobia hansi, Mycetobia myanmara, Mycetobia perkovskyi, Mycetobia silvia, Mycetobia szwedoi

Type specimen: AMNH 1 1777, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Dominican amber (AMNH coll), which is in a Burdigalian/Langhian terrestrial amber in the Dominican Republic.

Ecology:

Distribution: found only at Dominican amber (AMNH coll)

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