Nagahuedi age of 16 million years ride on the ant and the termite

Tiny
arthropods of nagahuedi living 16
million years ago, traveled on
associated ants or termites, it is reported
in BMC
Evolutionary Biology. It
it became clear to paleontologists that
found and described the amber with inclusions. In the amber was an ant, a termite and 25 springtails, some of which have latched on to insects, and some, apparently, were moving toward them.

A COLLEMBOLAN, or springtails, are called young
arthropods (their length is usually not
exceed six millimeters), living
in the upper layers of the soil on all continents without exception. They are divided
into three companies. The springtails from the squad
Symphypleona
body
almost round shape. Males
Symphypleona
special
the antennae, which they use, including during courtship and mating. They are very
long and nagahuedi can they for
something to cling to. Some COLLEMBOLAN are forename,
that is, use the larger winged arthropods as transport and move together with them on a fairly
long distances.

COLLEMBOLAN
there was
in the early Devonian period (he
lasted for 61 million years,
420-359 million years ago). As shown
fossils, travel on the associated
arthropods they were at least 44
a million years ago. This is evidenced by
Baltic amber of Eocene with
the remnants of nagahuedi that trailer
to the legs ascendbridge
insect of the order Coleoptera.

American
and French paleontologists, led
Phillip Barden (Phillip
Barden)
of Technology
Institute of new Jersey
described another case phoresia have
ancient springtails. In a piece of Dominican
amber, formed 16 million
years ago, the remains of 25 of spring tails
from the order Symphypleona
unknown
species, the ant and the termite (the Queens and males
these social insects have
wings). Some of them were on
legs, wings and antennae of insects
part — next to them. The three nagahuedi
clung to insects with
antennae, and on this basis, the researchers
convinced that it was males. The authors
called a new kind of Electrosminthuridia
helibionta.

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