Ploegia, Published, 2007

Published, First, 2007, Chironomid midges from early Eocene amber of France (Diptera: Chironomidae), Zootaxa 1404, pp. 1-66: 37

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Genus Ploegia   n. gen.

Type species: Ploegia occulata   n. sp.

Etymology: We name this genus after our friend Gaël De Ploëg who discovered the Oise amber.

Diagnosis: Male antenna distinctly hairy, eye without dorsomedial extension, mid and hind legs without pseudospur on tarsomere 1; wing membrane bare; scutum with median longitudinal groove; dorsocentrals uniserial; gonostylus simple, narrow and elongate, with strong apical megasetae; anal point narrow and short.