A new species of the genus Orchesia Latreille (Coleoptera: Melandryidae) from Baltic amber with a key to species described from fossil resins

Zootaxa. 2015 Apr 17;3947(4):590-6. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3947.4.10.


Orchesia (Orchestera) canaliculata sp. nov. is described and illustrated from Eocene Baltic amber (Kaliningrad Region, Russia). New fossil records on O. turkini Alekseev & Bukejs and O. rasnitzyni Nikitsky are presented. A key to species of Orchesia Latreille, described from fossil resins, is provided.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Amber*
  • Animals
  • Coleoptera / anatomy & histology*
  • Coleoptera / classification
  • Fossils
  • Male
  • Species Specificity


  • Amber