Rhachibermissa phenax Engel and Grimaldi 2008 (thorny lacewing)

Insecta - Neuroptera - Rhachiberothidae

Full reference: M. S. Engel and D. A. Grimaldi. 2008. Diverse Neuropterida in Cretaceous amber, with particular reference to the paleofauna of Myanmar (Insecta). Nova Supplementa Entomologica 20:1-86

Belongs to Rhachibermissa according to H. Nakamine et al. 2020

See also Engel and Grimaldi 2008 and Makarkin 2015

Sister taxon: Rhachibermissa splendida

Type specimen: AMNH NJ-1108, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is White Oaks Pit (Old Crossman's Clay Pits), which is in a Turonian delta plain amber/lignite in the Raritan Formation of New Jersey.


Distribution: found only at White Oaks Pit (Old Crossman's Clay Pits)

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