Shcherbakov D.E. 2017. First record of the Cretaceous family Mimarachnidae (Homoptera: Fulgoroidea) in amber // Russian Entomol. J. Vol.26. No.4: 389–392 [in English].

A.A. Borissiak Paleontological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia. E-mail:

KEY WORDS: Mimarachnidae, Fulgoroidea, Auchenorrhyncha, planthoppers, sensory pits, phylogeny, fossil, Cretaceous, Burmese amber.

ABSTRACT. Burmissus raunoi gen. et sp.n. is described from mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber. It is the first record of the Cretaceous planthopper family Mimarachnidae in amber. The 10-mm adult has numerous minute sensory pits, resembling punctation, on the head and thoracic nota, different number of teeth in the left and right hind leg pectens, and an extremely long rostrum projecting beyond the tips of the tegmina and suggesting that the insect had lived on tree bark.

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