Project 1013: I. Vea, D. A. Grimaldi. 2015. Isabelle M Vea Diverse New Scale Insects (Hemiptera: Coccoidea) in Amber from the Cretaceous and Eocene with a Phylogenetic Framework for Fossil Coccoidea. American Museum Novitates. 3823:1-80.

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Hodgsonicoccus patefactus

Hodgsonicoccus patefactus (AMNH/AMNH LAE-93)

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Holotype Tad-139, alate male in a piece of 10 × 5 × 1.5 mm rectangular, yellow, transparent, polished amber, with a crack, air bubbles, and soil debris; specimen is adjacent to debris, so the dorsal view is obstructed, apices of antennae are truncated, wings spread but somewhat folded; accessible view: ventral (fig. 5A–B). India: Gujarat: Tadkeshwar lignite mine, Cambay Formation (Paleo-EoceneI/7-12/2009, Grimaldi and Nascimbene, coll., deposited in Birbal Sahni Institute for Palaeobotany, Lucknow, India.


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