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Research Article

New Fossil Lepidoptera (Insecta: Amphiesmenoptera) from the Middle Jurassic Jiulongshan Formation of Northeastern China

  • Weiting Zhang,

    Affiliations: College of Life Sciences, Capital Normal University, Beijing, China, Geoscience Museum, Shijiazhuang University of Economics, Shijiazhuang, China

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  • Chungkun Shih,

    Affiliation: College of Life Sciences, Capital Normal University, Beijing, China

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  • Conrad C. Labandeira,

    Affiliations: College of Life Sciences, Capital Normal University, Beijing, China, Department of Paleobiology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, Distirict of Columbia, United States of America, Department of Entomology and BEES Program, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Jae-Cheon Sohn,

    Affiliations: Department of Paleobiology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, Distirict of Columbia, United States of America, Department of Entomology and BEES Program, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, United States of America, Department of Entomology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America

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  • Donald R. Davis,

    Affiliation: Department of Entomology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America

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  • Jorge A. Santiago-Blay,

    Affiliations: Department of Paleobiology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, Distirict of Columbia, United States of America, Department of Crop and Agroenvironmental Sciences, University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, United States of America

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  • Oliver Flint,

    Affiliation: Department of Entomology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America

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  • Dong Ren mail

    rendong@mail.cnu.edu.cn

    Affiliation: College of Life Sciences, Capital Normal University, Beijing, China

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  • Published: November 22, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0079500

About the Authors

Weiting Zhang, Chungkun Shih, Conrad C. Labandeira, Dong Ren
College of Life Sciences, Capital Normal University, Beijing, China
Conrad C. Labandeira, Jae-Cheon Sohn, Jorge A. Santiago-Blay
Department of Paleobiology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, Distirict of Columbia, United States of America
Conrad C. Labandeira, Jae-Cheon Sohn
Department of Entomology and BEES Program, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, United States of America
Jae-Cheon Sohn, Donald R. Davis, Oliver Flint
Department of Entomology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America
Jorge A. Santiago-Blay
Department of Crop and Agroenvironmental Sciences, University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, United States of America
Weiting Zhang
Geoscience Museum, Shijiazhuang University of Economics, Shijiazhuang, China

Corresponding Author

Email: rendong@mail.cnu.edu.cn

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DR CCL CKS. Performed the experiments: WTZ CKS DRD JCS CCL JAS OF DR. Analyzed the data: WTZ CKS DRD JCS CCL JAS OF DR. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: WTZ CKS DRD JCS CCL JAS OF DR. Wrote the paper: WTZ CKS CCL DRD JCS. Photographs: WTZ CKS JAS CCL. Line drawings: WTZ CKS JCS DRD.