Plecia vergnei Piton 1935 (love bug)

Insecta - Diptera - Bibionidae

Alternative combination: Plecia (Protomyia) vergnei

Full reference: L. Piton. 1935. Taxonomic names, in La faune entomologique des gisements Mio-Pliocènes du Massif Central. Revue des Sciences Naturelles d'Auvergne (N. S.) 1:65-104

Belongs to Plecia according to N. L. Evenhuis 1994

See also Civet 1976 and Piton 1935

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 livida, 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 veterana, Plecia villosa, Plecia vulcania, Plecia vulpina, Plecia winchesteri, Plecia winnertzi, Plecia woodruffi

Type specimen: Station Limnologique de Besse 9, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Varennes near Lake Chambon, which is in a Piacenzian crater lake horizon in France.

Ecology:

Distribution:

• Pliocene of France (1 collection)

• Miocene of France (1)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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