Lyubarsky G.Yu.1, Perkovsky E.E.2 2019. Spaniophagus, first new Eocene genus of silken fungus beetle from Baltic amber (Coleoptera: Clavicornia: Cryptophagidae) // Russian Entomol. J. Vol.28. No.3. P.263–268 [in English].

1 Zoological Museum, Moscow Lomonosov State University, Bol’shya Nikitskaya 2, Moscow 125009, Russia. E-mail:

2 I.I.Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Bogdan Khmielnitsky str. 15, Kiev 01601, Ukraine. E-mail:

doi: 10.15298/rusentj.28.3.05

ABSTRACT. A new genus, Spaniophagus gen.n. (type species Spaniophagus hoffeinsae sp.n.) is described from the Upper Eocene Baltic amber. The new genus belongs to tribe Cryptophagini. The new genus is similar to the extant genus Spaniophaenus Reitter, 1875, differing from the latter in absent emargination on anterior margin of pronotum and lack of angularity in lateral margin of pronotum. This is the first extinct genus from family Cryptophagidae, described from the Eocene.

KEY WORDS. Baltic amber, Cryptophagidae, Late Eocene, Russia, Spaniophagus.

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