A new bizarre dysoneurid species (Insecta, Trichoptera) in Burmese amber
We describe an extinct caddisfly species, Cretapsyche palpinova sp. nov., from mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber. The species belongs to the extinct family Dysoneuridae within the superfamily Sericostomatoidea. The family includes some species with unusual maxillary palps. Cretapsyche palpinova sp. nov. is characterized by five-segmented maxillary palps, the second segment being the longest, and the third segment bearing an unusual pin-shaped appendage.