- Photographer: John Weinstein : Field Museum of Natural History - Photography Division
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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 60929Taxonomic Name: Plecia pealeiFM Catalog: Fossil InvertebratesObject Kind: Hand SpecimenLot count: 1Phylum: ArthropodaClass: InsectaOrder: DipteraPeriod: PaleogeneEarliest Epoch: EoceneEarliest Age: Early Eocene / WasatchianFormation: Green RiverLithology: ShaleMember: Fossil ButteCoordinates Available?: YesCountry: United States of AmericaState/Province/Territory: WyomingCounty: LincolnTownship: KemmererEMu IRN: 2203765Occurrence ID: 944ddfb5-6e11-4c6a-acd9-b1e3a3c4720c
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