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Insect carcasses unearthed from ancient chinese tombs

Insect carcasses unearthed from ancient chinese tombs

Acta Entomologica Sinica 18(3): 333-337

Two sets of insect carcasses were unearthed. The 1st set consists of 7 spp. of insects [Coptosoma cribraria (Fabricius) (Hemiptera, Plataspidae), Dermestes ater Degeer (Coleoptera, Dermestidae), Trogoderma persicum Pic (Dermestidae), Sitophilus oryzae (Linnaeus) (Coleoptera, Curculionidae), sp. indeterm. (Curculionidae), Chrysis (Hexachrysis) principalis Smith (Hymenoptera, Chrysididae) and sp. indeterm. (Diptera, Cyclorrhapha)] unearthed from the Han Tomb no. 1 at Ma-wang-tui, Changsha, Hunan Province [.apprx. 2100 yr]. The 2nd set consists of 1 sp. [Aphaenogaster (Attomyrma) geei Wheeler (Hymenoptera, Formicidae)] from the Shang Dynasty Dwelling Site and Tombs [.apprx. 3300 yr] at Kao-cheng County, Hopei Province.

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