species of fly (fossil)

Cascoplecia is the genus of a very old fly that lived in the Early Cretaceous and was found in amber. The genus only has one type of species, the Cascoplecia insolitis,[1] which means old and strange.[2]


  1. Poinar Jr., George (2009). "Cascoplecia insolitis (Diptera: Cascopleciidae), a new family, genus, and species of flower-visiting, unicorn fly (Bibionomorpha) in Early Cretaceous Burmese amber". Cretaceous Research. 31: 71–76. doi:10.1016/j.cretres.2009.09.007.
  2. "Science News". Archived from the original on 2009-10-30. Retrieved 2009-10-28.