A specialized prey-capture apparatus in mid-Cretaceous rove beetles
Cai et al. report specialized prey-capture structures in two species of the stenine rove beetles from mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber. The discovery provides critical information about the origin and early evolution of both the novel predatory structure and of the subfamily Steninae (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae).
Cai, C., Clarke, D., Yin, Z., & Fu, Y. (2019). A specialized prey-capture apparatus in mid-Cretaceous rove beetles. Current Biology, 29 (4), R116-R117. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2019.01.002