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Crane fly larva? from Florissant CO
yardrockpaleo posted a topic in Fossil IDA rather strange insect from the Florissant Formation of Colorado, looks like a larva or some sort of soft bodied insect. The first piece, in better condition: And the second piece: I can definitely see segments and it seems to be a close match to this Tipula hepialina (crane fly) pupa from the iDigPaleo system: Do you guys think it fits? Thanks in advance!
Helius krzeminskii Ribeiro 2003
oilshale posted a fossil in InsectsTaxonomy from Ribero 2003. Between thorax and abdomen sits an undefined ectoparasite, an Acari (mite, belonging to the arachnids), and sucks the body fluid of the crane fly. Diagnosis from Ribeiro 2003, p. 404: "Rostrum ca. 0.5 x the length of head; head ca. 0.81 X the length of palpi; stigma lacking; outer gonostylus almost straight, curved abruptly at tip, not bifid; interbases absent. Wing and head line drawing from Ribeiro 2003, p. 406: Identified by oilshale. Reference: Ribeiro, G.C. 2003. A new fossil Helius (Diptera: Limoniidae) from Burmese amber. S
PRK posted a fossil in InsectsWingtip to wingtip = 53 mm