Minyohelea schleei Szadziewski 1996 (biting midge)

Insecta - Diptera - Ceratopogonidae

Full reference: R. Szadziewski. 1996. Biting midges from Lower Cretaceous amber of Lebanon and Upper Cretaceous Siberian amber of Taimyr (Dipera, Ceratopogonidae). Studia Dipterologica 3:23-86

Belongs to Minyohelea according to A. Borkent 2019

See also Borkent 2000, Borkent 2013, Borkent and Wirth 1997, Szadziewski 1996 and Szadziewski 2018

Sister taxa: Minyohelea bacula, Minyohelea casca, Minyohelea falcata, Minyohelea lebanica, Minyohelea minuta, Minyohelea pumilis, Minyohelea wirthi

Type specimen: SMNS C32/74, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Jezzine, Lebanese amber (SMNS collection), which is in a Barremian terrestrial amber in Lebanon.

Ecology:

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Lebanon (2 collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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