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Lithophysa tumulta Scudder 1890 (soldier fly)

Insecta - Diptera - Stratiomyidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 209055

Full reference: S. H. Scudder. 1890. The Tertiary Insects of North America. Report of the United States Geological Survey of the Territories XIII:1-734

Belongs to Lithophysa according to S. H. Scudder 1890

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: Packard 4, an exoskeleton (tolerably well preserved). Its type locality is Green River (Packard Collection), which is in a Bridgerian lacustrine - large diatomite/shale in the Green River Formation of Wyoming.

Ecology:

Average measurements (in mm): body 5.00 x 1.90, wing 4.50 x 1.75