Publications

Selected publications (5)

1. Tihelka, E., Li, L., Fu, Y., Su, Y., Huang, D. & Cai, C. (2021). Angiosperm pollinivory in a Cretaceous beetle. 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. 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. 

5. 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 (53)

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., Huang, D., Pisani, D. & Donoghue P. C. J. (2021). Integrated phylogenomics and fossil data illuminate the evolution of beetles. bioRxiv, preprint 2021.09.22.461358; doi: 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. .