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Category: Ciidae

Insect amber Baltic

Genuine Baltic Amber Specimen with Fossil Insect, Multiple Insects in Amber, … Amber fossil necklace, gift for women, birthday gift for her, gift for mom, girlfriend …

Amber is valued for its botanical and animal inclusions that are trapped by the sticky resin as it flows fulfilling its role in protecting the plant. Of course, other life is captured including microscopic bacteria that often produce gas bubbles, and various fungi. Both the botanical and animal inclusions not only add beauty, but also are of potential scientific value in the study of taxonomy and evolution. Animal inclusions are usually invertebrates, specifically arthropods, and only extremely rarely a vertebrate such as a small lizard. Fossil resin inclusions are overwhelmingly insects, which naturally follows from the resin’s evolutionary origin as a physical means of protecting plants from insect pests.

Charidotis venusta

The Cassidinae (tortoise and leaf-mining beetles) are a subfamily of the leaf beetles, or Chrysomelidae.It includes both the former subfamily “Hispinae” (leaf-mining beetles), as well as the former more narrowly defined subfamily Cassidinae (familiar as tortoise beetles) which are now split into several tribes that include the tribe Cassidini, and in all include over 125 genera.

Charidotis venusta Chrysomelidae

  The traditional separation of the two groups was based essentially on the habitats of the larvae and the general shapes of the adults. The name Cassidinae for the merged subfamily is considered to have priority.

 

Porcino: Boletus edulis

A penny bun or a penny loaf was a small bread bun or loaf which cost one old penny at the time when there were 240 pence to the pound. A penny loaf was a common size loaf of bread in England regulated by the Assize of Bread Act of 1266. The size of the loaf could vary depending on the prevailing cost of the flour used in the baking. The nursery rhyme London Bridge Is Falling Down has a version which includes the line “Build it up with penny loaves”.

The expression ‘penny bun’ is Cockney rhyming slang for one, sun and son. ‘Penny bun’ is also the common English name for the cep (French), or Boletus edulis, an edible basidiomycete mushroom. Native to Europe and North America, it is Europe’s second most sought-after fungus after truffles. Read more

Families of Fungus Beetles

1.Ciidae-minute tree fungus beetles,

2.Tenebrionidae-Darkling Beetles,

3.Erotylidae – Pleasing Fungus Beetles ,

4.Endomychidae – Handsome Fungus Beetles,

5.Tetratomidae -polypore fungus beetles,

6.Leiodidae-round fungus beetles,

7.Cryptophagidae-silken fungus beetles,

8.Mycetophagidae-hairy fungus beetles,

9.Salpingidae- narrow-waisted bark beetles,

10. Staphylinidae

11. Zopheridae

Phylogenetic tree of host fungi

Phylogenetic tree of host fungi