The first Cretaceous sclerogibbid wasp (Hymenoptera: Sclerogibbidae) ; American Museum novitates : no. 3515
New York, NY : American Museum of Natural History
Sclerogibbodes embioleia, new genus and species, is described from a female preserved in early Cretaceous (Neocomian) amber from Lebanon. The genus is sister to all other members of the Sclerogibbidae and is therefore placed in a monogeneric subfamily, Sclerogibbodinae, new subfamily. Sclerogibbids are obligate parasitoids of webspinners (order Embiodea = Embiidina, Embioptera), and thus the recovery of this lineage from Lebanese amber implies that webspinners were perhaps also present in the paleofauna.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 6-7).