Orchesia (Orchestera) turkini Alekseev and Bukejs 2012 (false darkling beetle)

Insecta - Coleoptera - Melandryidae

Alternative combination: Orchesia turkini

Full reference: V. I. Alekseev and A. Bukejs. 2012. A new species of Orchesia Latreille, 1807 from Baltic amber (Coleoptera: Melandryidae). Genus 23:571-576

Belongs to Orchesia (Orchestera) according to V. I. Alekseev and A. Bukejs 2015

See also Alekseev and Bukejs 2012, Alekseev and Bukejs 2021 and Bukejs and Alekseev 2015

Sister taxa: Orchesia (Orchestera) canaliculata, Orchesia (Orchestera) rasnitzyni

Type specimen: AWI-015, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Baltic Amber (Alekseev coll), which is in a Priabonian terrestrial amber in the Russian Federation.

Ecology:

Distribution:

• Eocene of Poland (1 collection), the Russian Federation (3)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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