Schildia martini Dikow & Bayless, 2009
Head: Face wide, wider than adjacent ommatidium; mystax 2 setae; vertex wide, wider than face at clypeal–facial margin; distance between ocellar triangle and median eye margin more than adjacent ommatidium; occiput pruinose; postocular setae brown, short; proboscis light brown.
Antennae: scape and pedicel light brown, setae dorsally and ventrally; postpedicel light brown, about 1.5 times as long as combined length of scape and pedicel; stylus 1/2 as long as postpedicel, composed of 2 elements, proximal element longer than apical ‘seta-like’ sensory element.
Thorax: Brown; scutum brown, predominantly apruinose; presutural dc setae: 1 short, 1 intermediate, 1 long (one paratype with two intermediate setae close together on one side), postsutural dc setae: a few anteriorly oriented setae, few acr setae, 1 npl and 1 spa seta; scutellum brown, pruinose, few short apical scutellar setae.
Legs: light yellow to brown; coxae and trochanters light brown; pro and mes femora light brown, without lighter transverse bands (one paratype with slightly darker transverse median band), met femur light yellow proximally, brown distally, clubbed in distal 1/3, yellow transverse band at proximal margin of club, scattered yellow setae on pro and mes femora, met femur with distinct rows of brown macrosetae; pro and mes tibiae light yellow to light brown, met tibia predominantly brown with median light brown transverse band, all tibiae with yellow to light brown erect macrosetae in rows, pro and mes tibiae with 2 long apical macrosetae, met tibia with 1 disto-median and 2 apical macrosetae, met tibia with 5 lateral macrosetae spaced along tibia; tarsus light brown, proximal tarsomere always longer than 2 following tarsomeres combined, short and long macrosetae on all tarsomeres; pro and mes empodia 1/3 and met empodium about or more than 1/2 as long as median claw; median claw 3/4 of lateral claw.
Wings: length = 3.6–4.4 mm; microtrichia scattered in all cells, trichoid spicules short, symmetrical dorsally and ventrally, 15–20 on M1 between r-m and diversion of M1 and M2; cell d large, terminating in M2 and M3, r-m situated proximal to separation of M3 and CuA1; R1 reaching C proximal to R5 joining C, R2+3 straight proximally and smoothly arching posteriad distally; halter brown throughout, length = 0.6–0.7 mm.
Abdomen: Brown; T2 length = 1.0–1.3 mm, T2–3 with short, erect, evenly spaced macrosetae, remaining T with irregularly spaced and longer macrosetae.
Male terminalia: ♂ unknown; Female genitalia: not dissected.
The species is distinguished from its congeners by the long metathoracic empodia, which are about 1/2 as long as the median claw, the wide face, the antennal style which is composed of two elements and because it is extinct and has only been recovered in Dominican amber.
Distribution: Only known from a few Amber fossils (Dominican amber) from Hispaniola Island in the Caribbean.