Publications

Selected publications (6)

1. Tihelka, E., Li, L., Fu, Y., Su, Y., Huang, D. & Cai, C. (2021). Angiosperm pollinivory in a Cretaceous beetles. Nature Plants, 7, 445-451.

2. Tihelka, E., Cai, C., Giacomelli, M., Lozano-Fernandez, J., Rota-Stabelli, O., Huang, D., Engel, M. S., Donoghue P. C. J. & Pisani, D. (2021). The evolution of insect biodiversity. Current Biology, 31(19), PR1299-R1311.

3. Tihelka, E., Giacomelli, M., Huang, D., Pisani, D., ‪Donoghue, P.C.J., Cai, C. (2020). Fleas are parasitic scorpionflies. Palaeoentomology 3(6), 641-653.

4. Cai, C., Tihelka, E*, Giacomelli, M., Lawrence, J. F., Ślipiński, A., Kundrata, R., Yamamoto, S., Thayer, M. K., Newton, A. F., Leschen, R. A. B., Gimmel, M. L., Lü, L., Engel, M. S., Bouchard, P. Huang, D., Pisani, D. & Donoghue P. C. J. (2022). Integrated phylogenomics and fossil data illuminate the evolution of beetles. Royal Society Open Science, 9, 211771.  

5. Li, Y., Kundrata, R., Tihelka, E., Liu, Z., Huang, D. & Cai, C. (2021). Cretophengodidae, a new Cretaceous beetle family, sheds light on the evolution of bioluminescence. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 288, 20202730. 

6. Cai, C., Tihelka, E., Pan, Y., Yin, Z., Jiang, R., Xia, F., & Huang, D. (2020). Structural colours in diverse Mesozoic insects. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 287, 20200301. 

All publications (63)

63. Cai, C., Tihelka, E*, Giacomelli, M., Lawrence, J. F., Ślipiński, A., Kundrata, R., Yamamoto, S., Thayer, M. K., Newton, A. F., Leschen, R. A. B., Gimmel, M. L., Lü, L., Engel, M. S., Bouchard, P. Huang, D., Pisani, D. & Donoghue P. C. J. (2022). Integrated phylogenomics and fossil data illuminate the evolution of beetles. Royal Society Open Science, 9, 211771. 

62. Yu, D., Ding, Y., Tihelka, E., Cai, C., Hu, F., Liu, M. & Zhang, F. (2022). Phylogenomics of elongate-bodied springtails reveals independent transitions from aboveground to belowground habitats in deep-time. Systematic Biology, in press.

61. Yu, L., Tihelka, E., Cai, C.. & Tian, L. (2022). The oldest fossil record of Pseudopsinae from the Lower Cretaceous Yixian Formation of northeastern China (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Pseudopsinae). Scientific Reports, 12, 4625.

60. Qi, Z. H., Tihelka, E., Cai, C. Y., Song, H. T., & Ai, H. M. (2022). Prolucanus beipiaoensis gen. et sp. nov.: The First Fossil Species of Lucaninae (Coleoptera: Lucanidae) from the Early Cretaceous of Northeastern China. Insects, 13(3), 272.

59. Shi, C., Wang, S., Cai, H., Zhang, H., Long, X., Tihelka, E. ... Spicer, R. A. (2022). Fire-prone Rhamnaceae with South African affinities in Cretaceous Myanmar amber. Nature Plants, 8, 125-135.

58. Tihelka, E., Peris, D., ‪ Cai, C. & Perrichot, V. (2022). A Jacobson's beetle from Cretaceous Charentese amber (Coleoptera: Jacobsoniidae). Geodiversitas, 44, 47-56.

57. Tihelka, E.,Li, L., Fu, Y., Su, Y., Huang, D. & Cai, C. (2021). Reply to: Pelretes vivificus was a pollinator of Cretaceous angiosperms . Nature Plants, in press.

56. Tihelka, E., Hafernik, J., Brown, B. V., Quock, C., Zink, A. G., Croppi, S., Cai, C. C. & Zhu, C. D. (2021). Global invasion risk of Apocephalus borealis, a honey bee parasitoid. Apidologie, in press.

55. Li, Y., Tihelka, E., Dahan, L., Huang, D. & Cai, C. (2021). On the Nosodendridae from mid-Cretaceous amber of northern Myanmar (Coleoptera: Nosodendroidea). Zootaxa, 5082, 223-244.

54. Li, Y., Tihelka, E., Liu, Z., Huang, D. & Cai, C. (2021). New mid-Cretaceous cryptic slime mold beetles and the early evolution of Sphindidae (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea). Arthropod Systematics & Phylogeny, 79, 587-597.

53. Tihelka, E., Cai, C., Giacomelli, M., Lozano-Fernandez, J., Rota-Stabelli, O., Huang, D., Engel, M. S., Donoghue P. C. J. & Pisani, D. (2021). The evolution of insect biodiversity. Current Biology, 31(19), PR1299-R1311.

52. Tihelka, E. & Cai. C. (2021). Salinella. Current Biology, 31(18), R1070-R1071.

51. Tihelka, E., Engel, M. S., Lozano-Fernandez, J., Giacomelli, M., Yin, Z., Rota-Stabelli, O., Huang, D., Pisani, D., Donoghue P. C. J. & Cai, C. (2021). Compositional phylogenomic modelling resolves the 'Zoraptera problem': Zoraptera are sister to all other polyneopteran insects. bioRxiv, preprint bioRxiv 2021.09.23.461539; doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.09.23.461539

50. Cai, C., Tihelka, E*, Giacomelli, M., Lawrence, J. F., Ślipiński, A., Kundrata, R.,  Yamamoto, S.,  Thayer, M. K., Newton, A. F., Leschen, R. A. B., Gimmel, M. L., Lü, L., Engel, M. S., Bouchard, P. Huang, D., Pisani, D. & Donoghue P. C. J. (2021). Integrated phylogenomics and fossil data illuminate the evolution of beetles. bioRxiv, preprint https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.09.22.461358

49. Li, Y.-D., Tihelka, E., Pang, H., Huang, D.-Y. & Cai, C.-Y. (2021). Limnomma, a new genus of Ommatidae from the Middle Jurassic Daohugou beds (Coleoptera, Archostemata. Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift, 68(2), 299-308.

48. Jiang, R.-X., Zhang, H.-R., Eldredge, K. T., Song, X.-B., Li, Y.-D., Tihelka, E., Huang, D.-Y., Wang, S., Engel, M.S. & Cai, C.-Y. (2021). Further evidence of Cretaceous termitophily: Description of new termite hosts of the trichopseniine Cretotrichopsenius (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae), with emendations to the classification of lower termites (Isoptera). Palaeoentomology, 4(4), 374-389.

47. Wang, Z., Feng, K., Yang, F., Liang, F., Yun, X., Tihelka, E., Bai, M., Cai, C. & Lei, M. (2022). Breathing colour into fossils: a tomographic system for reconstructing the soft tissue microstructure of amber inclusions. Optics and Lasers in Engineering, 148, 106775.

46. Li, Y.-D., Tihelka, E., Leschen, R. A. B., Yu, Y., Ślipiński, A., Pang, H., Huang, D., Kolibáč, J. & Cai, C. (2021). An exquisitely preserved tiny bark-gnawing beetle (Coleoptera: Trogossitidae) from mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber and the phylogeny of Trogossitidae. Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research, in press.

45. Lyubarsky, G. Yu., Tihelka, E., Cai, C. & Perkovsky, E. E. (2021). Zaiwa: A new genus of the family Lophocateridae from mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber (Coleoptera: Cleroidea). Palaeoentomology, 4(3), 218-222.

44. Liu, Y., Tihelka, E., Thayer, M.K., Newton, A.F:, Huang, D., Tian, L. & Cai, C. (2021). A transitional fossil sheds light on the early evolution of the Staphylinine group of rove beetles (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae). Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, 19(4), 321-332.

43. Tihelka, E., Huang, D. & Cai, C. (2021). A new genus of giant sooty mould beetles from mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber (Coleoptera: Cyclaxyridae). Cretaceous Research, 125, 104876.

42. Li, Y., Tihelka, E., Huang, D., & Cai, C. (2021).Murcybolus gen. nov., a new net-winged beetle genus from mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber (Coleoptera: Lycidae: Burmolycini). Zootaxa, 4966, 77-83.

41. Tihelka, E., Li, L., Fu, Y., Su, Y., Huang, D. & Cai, C. (2021). Angiosperm pollinivory in a Cretaceous beetle. Nature Plants, 7, 445-451.

40. Tihelka, E., Huang, D., ‪ Perrichot, V. & Cai, C. (2021). A previously missing link in the evolution of dasytine soft‐winged flower beetles from Cretaceous Charentese amber (Coleoptera, Melyridae). Papers in Palaeontology, in press.

39. Tihelka, E., Li, Y., Huang, D., & Cai, C. (2021). Are wounded-tree beetles living fossils? A new nosodendrid genus from Burmese amber with bilobed tarsi (Coleoptera: Nosodendridae). Palaeoentomology 4(1), 50-56..

38. Tihelka, E., Yamamoto, S., Huang, D., & Cai, C. (2021). Enigmatic tenebrionid beetles from mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber (Coleoptera: Tenebrionoidea). Cretaceous Research, 123, 104779.

37. Sun, Y., Qiu, X., Tihelka, E., Yang, H., Sun, D., Tong, D. & Tian, L. (2021). A diverse gastropod fauna from the shallow marine carbonate platform of the Yangou section (south China) in the immediate aftermath of the Permian-Triassic mass extinction. Geological Journal, in press.

36. Li, Y., Kundrata, R., Tihelka, E., Liu, Z., Huang, D. & Cai, C. (2021). Cretophengodidae, a new Cretaceous beetle family, sheds light on the evolution of bioluminescence. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 288, 20202730.

35. Tihelka, E., Huang, D., & Cai, C. (2021). A new genus of wounded-tree beetles from mid-Cretaceous northern Myanmar amber (Coleoptera: Nosodendridae). Cretaceous Research, 119, 104701.

34. Tihelka, E., Giacomelli, M., Huang, D., Pisani, D., ‪Donoghue, P.C.J., Cai, C. (2020). Fleas are parasitic scorpionflies. Palaeoentomology 3(6), 641-653.

33. Li, Y., Tihelka, E., Yamamoto, S., Huang, D., & Cai, C. (2020). A close affinity of the enigmatic genus Stegocoleus with Lepidomma revealed by new fossil evidence (Coleoptera: Archostemata: Ommatidae). Palaeoentomology, 3(6), 632-640.

32. Liu, Y., Tihelka, E., Tian, L., Huang, D., Cai, C. (2020). First fossil pseudopsine rove beetle from mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Pseudopsinae). Zootaxa, 4885(1), 76-82.

31. Tihelka, E., Cai, C., Giacomelli, M., Pisani, D., ‪Donoghue, P.C.J. (2020). Integrated phylogenomic and fossil evidence of stick and leaf insects (Phasmatodea) reveal a Permian-Triassic co-origination with insectivores. Royal Society Open Science  7(11), 201689. 

30. Tihelka, E. (2020). Palaeobiotechnology. Geology Today 36(5), 188-191. 

29. Tihelka, E., Huang, D., & Cai, C. (2020). Trihelota, a new and unusual helotid beetle genus from mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber (Coleoptera, Helotidae). Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 60, 509-516.

28. Cheng, G., Tihelka, E., Shi, H., Tian, L., Huang, D., & Cai, C. (2020). Specialised subcortical cylindrical bark beetles from mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber (Coleoptera: Zopheridae: Colydiinae). Historical Biology, in press.

27. Tihelka, E., Cai, C., Pisani, D., ‪Donoghue, P.C.J. (2020). Mitochondrial genomes illuminate the evolutionary history of the Western honey bee (Apis mellifera). Scientific Reports 10, 14515.

26. Li, Y., Tihelka, E., Liu, Z., Huang, D., & Cai, C. (2020). Muonabuntor gen. nov., a new genus of false click beetles from mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber (Coleoptera: Elateroidea: Eucnemidae). Palaeoentomology, 3, 399-406.

25. Tihelka, E., Cheng, G., Huang, D., ‪Perrichot, V. & Cai, C. (2020). First thaneroclerid beetle from Cretaceous Charentese amber (Coleoptera: Cleroidea: Thanerocleridae). Palaeoentomology, 3, 390-398.

24. Liang, Y., Hints, O., Tang, P., Cai, C., Goldman, D., Nõlvak, J., Tihelka, E., Pang, K., Bernardo, J., Wang, W. (2020). Fossilized reproductive modes reveal a protistan affinity of Chitinozoa. Geology, 48(12) 1200-1204.

23.Tihelka, E., Smith, A. D., Huang, D., & Cai, C. (2020).  First member of the New World genus Diceroderes from early Miocene Mexican amber (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Tenebrioninae: Toxicini). Journal of South American Earth Sciences, 104, 102828 .

22. Tihelka, E., Tian, L., Cai, C. (2020). A new Devonian harvestman from the Rhynie chert (Arachnida: Opiliones). Bulletin of Geosciences, 95, 313-318.

21. Cai, C., Tihelka, E., Pan, Y., Yin, Z., Jiang, R., Xia, F., & Huang, D. (2020). Structural colours in diverse Mesozoic insects. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 287, 20200301.

20. Tihelka, E., Huang, D., & Cai, C. (2020). Pleuroceratos jiewenae sp. nov.: a new Cretaceous phloeostichid beetle (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea: Phloeostichidae). Palaeoentomology, 3, 248-259.

19. Tihelka, E., Engel, M. S., Huang, D., & Cai, C. (2020). Mimicry in Cretaceous bugs. iScience, 101280. 23, 101280.

18. Liu, Y., Tihelka, E., Huang, D., Tian, L., & Cai, C. (2020). A new fossil species of the rove beetle subfamily Protopselaphinae (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) from mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber. Historical Biology, 1-6. in press

17. Tihelka, E., Thayer, M. K., Newton, A. F., & Cai, C. (2020). New data, old story: molecular data illuminate the tribal relationships among rove beetles of the subfamily Staphylininae (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae). Insects, 11, 164. 

16. Cai, C., Tihelka, E., Pisani, D., & Donoghue, P. C. (2020). Data curation and modeling of compositional heterogeneity in insect phylogenomics: a case study of the phylogeny of Dytiscoidea (Coleoptera: Adephaga). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 147, 106782. 

15. Li, Y., Tihelka, E., Huang, D., & Cai, C. (2020). Specialized variegated mud-loving beetles from mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber (Coleoptera: Heteroceridae). Palaeoentomology, 3, 059-067.

14. Liu, Y., Tihelka, E., Yamamoto, S., Yin, Z., Huang, D., Tian, L., & Cai, C. (2020). The first fossil record of the rove beetle subfamily Protopselaphinae (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) from mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber. Cretaceous Research, 110, 104416.

13. Tihelka, E., Huang, D., & Cai, C. (2020). New data on Ommatidae (Coleoptera) from mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber. Cretaceous Research, 106, 104253.

12. Tihelka, E., Huang, D., & Cai, C. (2020). A new species of Micromalthidae from Burmese amber (Coleoptera: Archostemata). Earth and Environmental Science Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 111, 39-46.

11. Tihelka, E., Huang, D., & Cai, C. (2020). First false darkling beetle from mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber (Coleoptera: Melandryidae). Alcheringa, 44, 169-175.

10. Tihelka, E., Huang, D., & Cai, C. (2019). New notocupedin beetle in Cretaceous Burmese amber (Coleoptera: Archostemata: Ommatidae). Palaeoentomology, 2, 570-575.

9. Tihelka, E., Huang, D., & Cai, C. (2019). Diverse Texas beetles (Coleoptera: Elateroidea: Brachypsectridae) in mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber: sexual dimorphism and palaeoecology. Palaeoentomology, 2, 523-531. 

8.  Liu, Z., Tihelka, E., McElrath, T.C., Yamamoto, S., Slipiński, A., Wang, B., Ren, D., Pang, H. (2019). New minute clubbed beetles (Coleoptera, Monotomidae, Lenacini) from mid-Cretaceous amber of northern Myanmar. Cretaceous Research, 107, 104255.

7. Tihelka, E. (2019). New Mesozoic earwigs from England, with a catalogue of fossil Dermaptera. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association, 130(5), 609-611.

6. Tihelka, E., Huang, D., & Cai, C. (2019). A new subfamily of hide beetles from the Cretaceous of northern Myanmar (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea: Trogidae). Historical Biology, in press.

5. Tihelka, E., Huang, D., & Cai, C. (2019). A new genus and tribe of Cretaceous net-winged beetles from Burmese amber (Coleoptera: Elateroidea: Lycidae). Palaeoentomology2(3), 262-270.

4. Tihelka, E. (2019). Corpse management in the colonies of the paper wasp Polistes dominula (Christ) (Hymenoptera: Vespidae: Polistinae). British Journal of Entomology & Natural History, 32(1), 53-57

3. Tihelka, E. (2018). The immunological dependence of plant-feeding animals on their host's medical properties may explain part of honey bee colony losses. Arthropod-Plant Interactions12(1), 57-64.

2. Tihelka, E. (2018). Effects of synthetic and organic acaricides on honey bee health: A review. Slovenian Veterinary Research, 55, 119-140. 

1. Tihelka, E. (2016). First record of Opilo germanus Chevrolat, 1843 (Coleoptera: Cleridae) from Italy with remarks on its distribution in Europe. Natura Sloveniae, 18(2), 63. .