Article: New genera and species of psychodoid flies from the Lower Cretaceous amber of Lebanon
Dany Azar, André Nel, Michael Solignac, Jean-Claude Paicheler and Françoise Bouchet
Until now, only two Psychodoidea were known from Lebanese amber. We describe two new genera and species of Phlebotomidae (Mesophlebotomites hennigi gen. et sp. nov., Libanophlebotomus lutfallahi gen. et sp. nov.) and four new genera with six new species of Psychodidae (Paleopsychoda solignaci gen. et sp. nov., Paleopsychoda jacquelinae sp. nov., Protopsychoda nadiae gen. et sp. nov., Protopsychoda hammanaensis sp. nov., Libanopsychoda abillamai gen. et sp. nov., Cretapsychoda inexpectata gen. et sp. nov.) from the Lower Cretaceous amber of Hammana/Mdeirij, Lebanon. These fossils are included in a phylogenetic analysis of the subfamilies of Psychodoidea. This superfamily was probably as diverse in the Early Cretaceous as now.