Paleontological Journal

, Volume 43, Issue 9, pp 1019–1023 | Cite as

Rovnoecus, a new genus of digger wasps (Hymenoptera, Crabronidae, Pemphredoninae) from the Rovno amber

  • A. V. AntropovEmail author
  • E. E. Perkovsky


A new fossil digger wasp Rovnoecus klesovicus gen. et sp. nov. (Hymenoptera, Crabronidae, Pemphredoninae, Pemphredonini) is described from the Upper Eocene Rovno amber. The genus Rovnoecus gen. nov. is characterized by an incomplete occipital carina, partly reduced second discoidal cell, and the presence of spines on all tibiae. Rovnoecus gen. nov. is most similar to the fossil genus Eoxyloecus Budrys, 1993 from the Baltic amber. The two genera form a monophyletic group that is a sister group to the group formed by the genera Passaloecus Shuckard, 1837 and Eopinoecus Budrys, 1993. This indirectly corroborates the hypothesis of the geographically different origin of the Rovno and Baltic ambers.

Key words

new genus digger wasps Rovnoecus Hymenoptera Crabronidae Pemphredoninae Rovno amber 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Zoological MuseumMoscow State UniversityMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Schmalhausen Institute of ZoologyNational Academy of Sciences of UkraineKiev-30Ukraine

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