Shcherbakov D.E.1, Emeljanov A.F.2 2021. Paradoxical derbid-like planthopper (Homoptera: Fulgoroidea) from Cretaceous Burmese amber // Russian Entomol. J. Vol.30. No.2: 135–139 [in English].

1 Borissiak Paleontological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Profsoyuznaya St. 123, Moscow 117647, Russia. E-mail:

2 Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Universitetskaya Emb. 1, St. Petersburg 199034, Russia. E-mail:

doi: 10.15298/rusentj.30.2.03

ABSTRACT. Inoderbe rapunzel gen. et sp.n. from mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber, representing a new planthopper family Inoderbidae fam.n., shows modifications of the head and wings parallel to those in the higher Derbidae, combined with venation features of the primitive Jurassic family Fulgoridiidae, antennae enlarged as in some Delphacidae, and luxuriant wax plumage reminiscent of some Fulgoridae.

KEY WORDS: Hemiptera, Derbidae, wax, fossil, Mesozoic, inadaptive evolution.

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