Obrium damgaardi sp. n., the first fossil species of the genus Obrium Dejean
Family Cerambycidae Subfamily Cerambycinae Latreille, 1802 TribeObriini Mulsant, 1839 GenusObrium Dejean, 1821 Obrium damgaardi sp. n. (Vitali, 2015)
A new fossil cerambycid from Baltic amber, Obrium damgaardi sp. n. (Cerambycinae, Obriini) is described and compared with extant congeners. The species is characterised by regularly punctured elytra, relatively large head and, possibly, uniform colouration. The first character is probably archaic, being rare among current species.
Until today, 20 valid cerambycid species have been recognised from succinite (Vitali, 2014, 2015), 18 of them being only known from Baltic amber (Vitali, 2011). The first fossil species of the genus Obrium Dejean, 1821, whose presence in Baltic amber was generically signalised since 1832, is described in this article. Currently, this genus includes 84 species with sub-cosmopolitan distribution, lacking in the Australian region.