Fossil aculeata

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mapk
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Fossil aculeata

Hello , I have a collection of fossil wasps, mostly in Amber, (Burmese ca,100MYO and Baltic ca, 40 MYOetc) , in Burmese amber I have a specimen of (Crabronidae, subfamily Mellinae genera ? Mellinus).. this is a Cretaceous wasp and must have flown at a time when Dinosaurs roamed the Earth. Would this wasp have visited dinosaur dung? was it a vector of disease? and what did it prey upon? .... I am not an entomologist and ''come at'' wasps from a palaeontological angle ( I study wasp wing venation in my fossils..i think this is called HORSIMOLOGY?)... ANY ideas for ''fossil'' behaviours of a 100 Million year old Mellinae ? ...thank you
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The life histories of two

The life histories of two modern Mellininae are described in the species accounts here:http://www.bwars.com/index.php?q=species_gallery/Mellininae

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Thanks!
So did my fossil Mellinus(?) frequent mammal dung in the Cretaceous? Interesting.

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