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Temporal range: Cenomanian
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An artist's illustration of Aprenoperissus burmanicus leaping upon a unsuspecting Ceratomyrmex ellenbergeri
Aprenoperissus burmanicus
A holotype of Aprenoperissus burmanicus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Aptenoperissidae
Rasnitsyn et al., 2017
Genus: Aptenoperissus
Rasnitsyn et al., 2017
Species: A. burmanicus
Binomial name
Aptenoperissus burmanicus
Rasnitsyn et al., 2017

Aptenoperissus is a genus of extinct wasp with a single described species Aptenoperissus burmanicus and placed into the monotypic family Aptenoperissidae. The species resembles a mix between a grasshopper, an ant, and a wasp. It was described by a group of researchers from Oregon State University in a paper released online in October 2016. The piece of 100 million year old amber that it was preserved in was found in the Hukawng Valley of Myanmar in Southern Asia. A new family, Aptenoperissidae, was described to accommodate this insect.