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Insect Oviposition

G. Bechly (2013): Fossile Libellennachweise aus Deutschland. PDF file, in German. See also here.

G. Bechly (2012): An interesting new fossil relict damselfly (Odonata: Zygoptera: Coenagrionoidea) from Eocene Baltic amber. In PDF, Palaeodiversity, 5: 51-55.

! O. Béthoux et al. (2004): Earliest Evidence of Insect Endophytic Oviposition. PDF file, see also here (abstract).

G. Geyer and K.-P. Kelber (1987): Flügelreste und Lebensspuren von Insekten aus dem Unteren Keuper Mainfrankens. PDF file, (in German).

! S.C. Gnaedinger et al. (2014): Endophytic oviposition on leaves from the Late Triassic of northern Chile: Ichnotaxonomic, palaeobiogeographic and palaeoenvironment considerations. In PDF, Geobios, 47: 221236.
! Worth checking out: Supplementary materials.
See also here (abstract).

L. Grauvogel-Stamm & K.-P. Kelber (1996): Plant-insect interactions and coevolution during the Triassic in Western Europe.- PDF file, 30 MB! Paleontologica Lombardia, N. S. 5: 5-23, 31 fig.; Milano. Abstract available here.

H. Hagdorn et al. (2015): 15. Fossile Lebensgemeinschaften im Lettenkeuper. - p. 359-385, PDF file, in German.
! Oviposition on plants from the germanotype Lower Keuper (Lettenkeuper, Erfurt Formation, Ladinian, Triassic).
In: Hagdorn, H., Schoch, R. & Schweigert, G. (eds.): Der Lettenkeuper - Ein Fenster in die Zeit vor den Dinosauriern. Palaeodiversity, Special Issue (Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde Stuttgart).
! Navigate from here for other downloads (back issues of Palaeodiversity 2015, scroll down to "Special Issue: Der Lettenkeuper ...").

K.-P. Kelber and G. Geyer (1989): Lebensspuren von Insekten an Pflanzen des Unteren Keupers. PDF file (in German), Cour. Forsch.-Inst. Senckenberg, 109: 165-174.

K.-P. Kelber (1988): Was ist Equisetites foveolatus? PDF file (in German), In: Hagdorn, H. (ed.): Neue Forschungen zur Erdgeschichte von Crailsheim. Sonderbände d. Ges. f. Naturk. in Württemberg, 1: 166-184.

V.A. Krassilov and A.P. Rasnitsyn (2008): Plant-arthropod interactions in the early angiosperm history: evidence from the Cretaceous of Israel. PDF file, 222 p., (Pensoft Publishers & Brill Academic Publishers), Sofia, Moscow.

V. Krassilov et al. (2007): Insect egg sets on angiosperm leaves from the Lower Cretaceous of Negev, Israel. In PDF, Cretaceous Research 28: 803-811. See also here.

M. Laaß and C. Hoff (2014): The earliest evidence of damselfly-like endophytic oviposition in the fossil record. Abstract, Lethaia, 10. See also here (in PDF) and there (Universität Heidelberg, in German).

M. Laaß and C. Hoff (2013): The first evidence of insect endophytic oviposition from the Wettin Member of the Siebigerode Formation of the Saale Basin (Upper Carboniferous, Stefanian C, Gzhelian). Abstract, PDF page 96. In: Reitner, J., Qun, Y., Yongdong, W. and Reich, M. (eds.): Palaeobiology and Geobiology of Fossil Lagerstätten through Earth History. Abstract Volume., Göttingen.

C.C. Labandeira et al. (1994): Ninety-seven million years of angiosperm-insect association: paleobiological insights into the meaning of coevolution. In PDF, PNAS.

M.B. Lara et al. (2017): Palaeoenvironmental interpretation of an Upper Triassic deposit in southwestern Gondwana (Argentina) based on an insect fauna, plant assemblage, and their interactions. In PDF, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 476: 163180. See also here.

S. McLoughlin (2011): New records of leaf galls and arthropod oviposition scars in Permian-Triassic Gondwanan gymnosperms. In PDF, Australian Journal of Botany, 59: 156-169.

! H. Meinolf and W. Meinolf (2016): Reproduction Structures of Damselflies (Odonata, Zygoptera): are They Trace Fossils or not? In PDF, Palaeodiversity, 9: 89-94. See also here.

! P. Moisan et al. (2012): Lycopsid-arthropod associations and odonatopteran oviposition on Triassic herbaceous Isoetites. In PDF, Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology, 344345: 615.
! Don´t miss table 1, the compilation of evidence for oviposition in the fossil record.
See also here (abstract).

Y. Na et al. (2014): The insect oviposition firstly discovered on the Middle Jurassic Ginkgoales leaf from Inner Mongolia, China. In PDF, Acta Geologica Sinica. See also here (abstract).

J.F. Petrulevicius et al. (2011): The diversity of Odonata and their endophytic ovipositions from the Upper Oligocene Fossillagerstätte of Rott (Rhineland, Germany). ZooKeys, 130: 67-89.

M.E. Popa and A. Zaharia (2010): Early Jurassic ovipositories on bennettitalean leaves from Romania. In PDF, Acta Palaeontologica Romaniae, 7.

! Christian Pott et al. (2008): Fossil Insect Eggs and Ovipositional Damage on Bennettitalean Leaf Cuticles from the Carnian (Upper Triassic) of Austria. Journal of Paleontology, 82: 778-789. See also here (PDF file).

G. Roselt (1954): Ein neuer Schachtelhalm aus dem Keuper und Beiträge zur Kenntnis von Neocalamites meriani Brongn. In PDF, Geologie, 3: 617-643. See also here.

! Laura C. Sarzetti et al. (2009): Odonatan Endophytic Oviposition from the Eocene of Patagonia: The Ichnogenus Paleoovoidus and Implications for Behavioral Stasis. PDF file, J. Paleont., 83: 431-447. See also here (abstract), and there.

S.R. Schachat et al. (2014): Plant-Insect Interactions from Early Permian (Kungurian) Colwell Creek Pond, North-Central Texas: The Early Spread of Herbivory in Riparian Environments. International Journal of Plant Sciences, 175.

M. Steinthorsdottir et al. (2015): Evidence for insect and annelid activity across the Triassic-Jurassic transition of east Greenland. Abstract, Palaios, 30: 597-607. See also here (in PDF).

G.W. Stull et al. (2013): The "Seeds" on Padgettia readi are Insect Galls: Reassignment of the Plant to Odontopteris, the Gall to Ovofoligallites N. Gen., and the Evolutionary Implications Thereof. In PDF, Journal of Paleontology, 87: 217-231.

! Thomas van de Kamp et al. (2018): Parasitoid biology preserved in mineralized fossils. Open access, Nature Communications, 9.
Using high-throughput synchrotron X-ray microtomography 55 parasitation events by four wasp species were identified from the Paleogene of France.

D.V. Vasilenko and A.P. Rasnitsyn (2007): Fossil Ovipositions of Dragonflies: Review and Interpretation. Abstract, PDF file; see also here.

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