Eur. J. Entomol. 112 (1): 187-192, 2015 | 10.14411/eje.2015.013

The oldest aphid of the family Oviparosiphidae (Hemiptera: Aphidoidea) from the Middle Jurassic of China

Diying HUANG1, Piotr WEGIEREK2, Dagmara ¯Y£A3,*, André NEL4
1 State Key Laboratory of Palaeobiology and Stratigraphy, Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing 210008, P.R. China; e-mail: huangdiying@sina.com
2 Department of Zoology, University of Silesia, Bankowa 9, 40-0007 Katowice, Poland; e-mail: piotr.wegierek@us.edu.pl
3 Polna 4, 42-672 Wieszowa, Poland; e-mail: zyladagmara@gmail.com
4 CNRS UMR 5202, CP 50, Entomologie, Muséum National d Histoire Naturelle, 45 Rue Buffon, F-75005, Paris, France; e-mail: anel@mnhn.fr

We describe herein a new aphid genus and species Daoaphis magnalata gen. et sp. n., belonging to the extinct family Oviparosiphidae from the Middle Jurassic (ca. 165 Ma) Daohugou beds, Ningcheng County, Inner Mongolia, Northeast China. The new genus is considered to be the earliest certain representative of this family and the body remains of one of the oldest aphids. The evolutionary position of this new genus and distribution of the family are discussed.

Keywords: Hemiptera, Aphidoidea, Oviparosiphidae, aphids, fossil, Middle Jurassic, Daohugou, China, new genus and species

Received: June 29, 2014; Accepted: September 25, 2014; Prepublished online: October 20, 2014; Published: January 25, 2015

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