DI-YING HUANG's research while affiliated with Chinese Academy of Sciences and other places

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The earliest fossil record of Phloeocharinae, Angucharcotes thayerae gen. et sp. nov., is reported from mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber. Angucharcotes shares characters with both Phloeocharis-related and Charhyphus-related lineages (e.g., mesoventrite with a median longitudinal carina, temple relatively long, basal tarsomeres unexpanded, pronotal and...
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Sphaeriusidae is a small family of tiny aquatic beetles in the suborder Myxophaga. In this study we characterize two new sphaeriusid fossils from the mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber with the help of confocal laser scanning microscopy. Sphaerius martini Li & Cai sp. nov. displays similarities with both extant Bezesporum and Sphaerius, although it can b...
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The elateriform genus Parelateriformius Yan & Wang from the Middle–Late Jurassic Daohugou beds has been placed previously in the extinct Lasiosynidae or the extant Eulichadidae. Our reinvestigation of the type specimens and additional materials suggests that the character combination of Parelateriformius (e.g., tarsomeres 2–4 distinctly lobed, post...
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With new fossils of Protopsyllidioidea discovered from amber, our knowledge of the biodiversity in the superfamily increases, and so does our understanding of the evolution of suborder Sternorrhyncha and its ‘basal’ groups. The new species Burmapsyllidium grimaldii Hakim, Azar & Huang sp. nov., assigned to the family Paraprotopsyllidiidae, is repor...
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Eocicadellium grimaldii gen. et sp. nov., the oldest representative and first Triassic member of the subfamily Karajassinae Shcherbakov, 1992, is described on the basis of six forewings from the Middle-Upper Triassic Yanchang Formation of northern China, widening the duration and biogeographic distribution of this extinct subfamily. The new data re...
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A new species of the ‘flat-backed’ millipede family Trichopolydesmidae, Monstrodesmus grimaldii sp. nov., is described from the mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber. Detailed morphological characters are provided on the basis of three well-preserved adults (two males and one female), one male juvenile, and seven additional specimens, using confocal laser s...
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The earliest fossil member of Teredidae, Delteredolaemus hei Li & Cai gen. et sp. nov., is reported from mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber. Delteredolaemus is assigned to the extant tribe Teredini, and shares a generally similar morphology with the extant genus Teredolaemus Sharp, 1885, although it can be distinguished from all other members in the trib...
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An enigmatic cucujiform beetle, Alloterocucus atratus Li, Leschen, Liu, and Cai gen. et sp. nov. , is reported from mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber. The character combination of the new fossil is not completely consistent with any of the known cucujoid or erotyloid families. Based on our phylogenetic analyses, Alloterocucus is assigned to Cucujoidea a...
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The late Palaeozoic is the key period for understanding the origin and early evolution of insects, but Palaeozoic insects from China are poorly explored. Up to now, a total of 53 Carboniferous species, 27 Permian species and 1 Carboniferous–Permian species (12 orders or 2 superorders) have been described. Recently, with the development of biostrati...
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Mecoptera are commonly known as scorpionflies, as some mecopterans have bulbous genitals that are upturned, resembling the stinger of scorpions. As one of the most ancient holometabolous orders (Kristensen, 1981; Dunford & Somma, 2008), the stem group of mecopterans can be dated back to the early Permian (Rasnitsyn, 2004). Mecopterans play an impor...
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Various dermestids have been reported from mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber (e.g., Deng et al., 2017; Háva & Damgaard, 2017; Háva, 2020, 2021). Among them, Attagenus burmiticus Cai et al. was the first adult described from this deposit (Cai et al., 2017). This fossil was originally attributed to the extant genus Attagenus in subfamily Attageninae. Howe...
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Professor Qi-Bin Lin, a pioneer Chinese palaeoentomologist, passed away peacefully at his home in Nanjing on August 9, 2022, at his age of 87.
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The superfamily Cercopoidea is commonly named as “spittlebugs”, as its nymphs produce a spittle mass to protect themselves. Cosmoscartini (Cercopoidea: Cercopidae) is a large and brightly colored Old World tropical tribe, including 11 genera. A new genus Nangamostethos gen. nov. (type species: Nangamostethostibetense sp. nov.) of Cosmoscartini is d...
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The family Corylophidae is a moderately diverse coccinelloid beetle family. The fossil record of corylophid beetles is extremely sparse, with only one species formally described from the Eocene Baltic amber. Here we report a new corylophid genus and species, Xenostanus jiangkuni Li, Szawaryn & Cai gen. et sp. nov. , from mid-Cretaceous amber from n...
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Manipulator modificaputis Vršanský and Bechly, 2015 (Manipulatoridae, Corydioidea) is a purported predatory cockroach from Cretaceous Myanmar amber, based on a single male. It is distinctive by the nimble head, elongate pronotum and legs, and particularly by the extraordinarily long maxillary palpi. In the present study, we redescribe Manipulator m...
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As one of the earliest-diverging lineage of the megadiverse beetle suborder Polyphaga, marsh beetles (Scirtidae) are crucial for reconstructing the ancestor of all polyphagan beetles and the ecomorphological underpinnings of their remarkable evolutionary success. The phylogeny of marsh beetles has nonetheless remained challenging to infer, not leas...
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Camouflage, or decorating, has been reported in fossilised immatures of different insect groups, notably Neuroptera (Chrysopidae, Nymphidae, and Ascalaphidae), Coleoptera (Chrysomelidae), Trichoptera, Lepidoptera, Hemiptera (Gelastocoridae, Reduviidae), and Psocodea (‘Psocoptera’ or non-parasitic lice) (Pérez-de la Fuente et al., 2012; Wang et al.,...
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Fossil fishes (Mesoclupea-Paraclupea assemblage) are well known in the Late Mesozoic volcano-sedimentary strata in the coast of South China, but the precise age remains uncertain. In this study, we provide LA-ICP-MS U-Pb zircon ages (ca. 120 Ma) for the volcaniclastic layers overlying the fossil-layer in the Chawan Formation at Linhai City, Zhejian...
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A new calopterygid genus and species, Guangxicalopteryx huashanensis gen. et sp. nov., is described from the Oligocene of the Ningming Formation in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, South China. It probably belongs to the subfamily Calopteryginae, ‘in-between’ Caliphaea + Noguchiphaea and the other Calopteryginae. This new fossil strongly supports...
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Here we describe for the first time the insect (trace) fossils from the lower Eocene Huachong Formation at the Sanshui Basin in Foshan City, Guangdong Province, South China. Three specimens of caddis cases display different morphologies, but all of them are constructed using mainly ostracods. The detrital zircon from a layer below the fossil bed is...
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Granulidae is a small extinct hemipteran family with only two genera from the Middle Triassic of northern China. Here we describe and illustrate a new species of Granulidae, Sinogranulus jinsuoguanensis Fu & Huang sp. nov., from the Middle Triassic Yanchang Formation of Tongchuan City, Shaanxi Province, northern China, representing the second speci...
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Well-preserved coprolites (fossil faecal pellets) were found from lignite seams of the Lower Cretaceous Huolinhe Formation at the Huolinhe Basin in eastern Inner Mongolia, Northeast China. These coprolites provide a combination of following features: oval to cylindrical shaped with six longitudinal ridges, hexagonal to elliptical cross-sections, an...
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A new fossil species of the superfamily Tenebrionoidea, Coslonatus rasnitsyni gen. et sp. nov., is described and illustrated from the mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber. The new genus is tentatively placed in the extant subfamily Colydiinae (Zopheridae) based primarily on the 4-segmented tarsi, clubbed antennae, and all freely connected abdominal ventrit...
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Records of Prionoglarididae are few and poorly understood, as living specimens are rarely collected and fossil taxa are scarce. We describe Palaeosiamoglaris hammanaensis sp. nov., a new prionoglaridid from the Early Cretaceous Lebanese amber. This new record is confidently the first taxon of the family discovered from this amber deposit and repres...

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... Tennentsia koreana n. sp. is included in Dysmorphoptilidae because of its proximally convex costal margin, a strigil, and a wide costal space. The new fossil differs from Manguviopseidae and Saalosctyinidae because of the size of its costal space, wider or narrow respectively (Brauckmann & Schlüter 1993;Shcherbakov 2011;Fu & Huang 2022). ...
... The fossil record of termites is scarce and fragmentary worldwide (e.g., Francis and Harland, 2006;Pires and Sommer, 2009;Colin et al., 2011;Engel et al., 2011;Dong et al., 2022). Oldest corporeal records correspond to imprints of wings from the Jurassic/Cretaceous boundary of Russia (Vršanský and Aristov, 2014). ...
... However, it is poorly preserved, which led to doubts about its systematic position and the suggestion that it is a representative of the Zopheridae [37]. However, extant and Burmese amber Zopheridae [38][39][40][41][42][43] differ greatly from Palaeotylus. There are no other Platypodidae fossils from either the early or late Cretaceous [6,44]. ...