Upper Eocene robber flies of the genus Ommatius (Diptera: Asilidae) in Dominican Amber

A. G. Scarbrough, George O. Poinar Jr

Abstract


Ommatius fimbriatus and O. subtus are based upon four specimens embedded in Dominican amber from the El Mamey Formation in the Dominican Republic. The amber is from the Lower Oligocene - Upper Eocene, originating between 25 and 40 million years ago. The specimens are the first reported fossils of Ommatius. Both species are described and compared with modern species. Significant characters are illustrated and/or photographed.

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