New Soldier Beetle Species Found in 99-million-year-old Amber

archaeomalthodes-rosetta

A new soldier beetle belonging to the family Cantharidae, the subfamily Malthininae and the tribe Malthodini has been discovered from Upper Cretaceous Burmese amber, which is about 99 million years old. A description of the extinct soldier beetle was recently published in the journal Cretaceous Research. Burmese amber, the important fossiliferous resin collected from Kachin […]

New Soldier Beetle Named after Japanese Animated TV Series “Neon Genesis Evangelion”

Lycocerus-evangelium

If you’re a fan of Japanese animation, you probably know about Neon Genesis Evangelion, a popular anime that has had a strong influence on Japanese popular culture. Four new soldier beetles in the family Cantharidae and the genus Lycocerus have been discovered in Taiwan, and one of them is partially named after the TV series. […]