Lubkin, S. H. 2003. Paracupes svitkoi (Coleoptera: Cupedidae), A new species from the Cretaceous of New Jersey. Acta Zoologica Cracoviensia 46 (suppl. Fossil Insects): 189-194. (Proceedings of the Second International Paleoentomological Congress).
Abstract: Paracupes svitkoi is a new species based on a single specimen from the Raritan Formation of the Cretaceous of New Jersey. The fossil, a well-preserved, charcoalified head, is the first fossil member of the genus Paracupes Kolbe, 1898. It is very similar to the modern species in the genus.
Actual width in ( ) unless otherwise noted.
(length= 1.15 mm)
|Fragment of a fusainized elytron
(length= 1.7 mm)
|Detail showing the scales and punctures|
that are characteristic of Cupedoid elytra
(image width= 300 µm)