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Baltic Journal of Coleopterology
XVth Symposium of Polish Carabidologists
Tatra National Park 04-07.06.2017


Current issue: Volume 18, No. 1 (2018)

Dicentrus mehli sp. n. (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) implies close trophic association between Opsimini and Calocedrus, dating the Baltic amber back to the Early Oligocene

Francesco Vitali, Anders L. Daamgard

Vitali F. , Daamgard A. L. 2016. Dicentrus mehli sp. n. (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) implies close trophic association between Opsimini and Calocedrus, dating back the Baltic amber to the Early Oligocene Baltic J. Coleopterol., 16(1): 37 - 43.

A new fossil cerambycid from Baltic amber, Dicentrus mehli sp. n. (Cerambycinae, Opsimini) is described and compared to extant congeners. This species is characterised by larger eyes, narrower inter-ocular space and shorter pedicle and, possibly, uniform colouring. This discovery allows confirming and pointing out the assumed hypotheses concerning the evolution of the Opsimini. In particular, the assumed association with fossil Calocedrus implies to dating the Baltic amber back to the Early Oligocene. Key words: Coleoptera, Cerambycidae, fossil, Baltic amber, new species.

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Vitali Francesco, 7a, rue J. P. Huberty, L-1742 Luxembourg, Luxembourg; e-mail: vitalfranz@yahoo.de
Anders L. Daamgard, Hornsh¸jparken 79, DK-7500 Holstebro, Denmark, e-mail: leth.damgaard@gmail.com

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