Plecia pealei

  • love bug
    Photographer: John Weinstein : Field Museum of Natural History - Photography Division
    (c) Field Museum of Natural History
    Description: A "love bug" or ?march fly?, ?Plecia pealei Scudder 1890, from the family Bibbionidae, from the 18-inch layer. This is one of the few species of FBM insects that has been described and named. Top left) An individual from FBM Locality G, with a body length of 11 millimeters (specimen number FMNH PE60929). Top right) An individual in ventral view with a body length of 13 millimeters from FBM Locality A. Specimen is FMNH PE60948. Bottom) Part of a mass mortality from the base of the 18-inch layer of FBM Locality A, with body lengths ranging between 8 and 10 millimeters (specimen number FMNH PE51407).
Catalog Number: PE 60929
Taxonomic Name: Plecia pealei
FM Catalog: Fossil Invertebrates
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Period: Paleogene
Earliest Epoch: Eocene
Earliest Age: Early Eocene / Wasatchian
Formation: Green River
Lithology: Shale
Member: Fossil Butte
Coordinates Available?: Yes
Country: United States of America
State/Province/Territory: Wyoming
County: Lincoln
Township: Kemmerer
EMu IRN: 2203765
Occurrence ID: 944ddfb5-6e11-4c6a-acd9-b1e3a3c4720c

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