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  • Helius krzeminskii Ribeiro 2003


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    • Between thorax and abdomen sits an undefined ectoparasite, an Acari (mite, belonging to the arachnids), and sucks the body fluid of the crane fly.

       

      Literature:

      Ribeiro, G.C. 2003. A new fossil Helius (Diptera: Limoniidae) from Burmese amber. Studia Dipterologica, 9: 403–408.

    Taxonomy

    Crane fly with parasitic mite

    Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Arthropoda
    Class: Insecta
    Order: Diptera
    Family: Limoniidae
    Genus: Helius
    Species: Helius krzeminskii
    Author Citation Ribeiro, 2003

    Geological Time Scale

    Eon: Phanerozoic
    Era: Mesozoic
    Period: Cretaceous
    Epoch: Middle
    International Age: Albian (early)

    Stratigraphy

    unknown formation

    Provenance

    Acquired by: Purchase/Trade

    Location

    Hkamti mine
    Hkamti District
    Sagaing Region
    Burma

    Comments

    Between thorax and abdomen sits an undefined ectoparasite, an Acari (mite, belonging to the arachnids), and sucks the body fluid of the crane fly.

     

    Literature:

    Ribeiro, G.C. 2003. A new fossil Helius (Diptera: Limoniidae) from Burmese amber. Studia Dipterologica, 9: 403–408.



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    GallinaPinta

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    Incredible how parasites rode crane flies back in the day, and this is a perfect fossilized image captured by nature. 

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