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The 20 most common beetle families in Baltic amber

The list is made by Hieke & Pietrzeniuk (1984). They have counted all the beetles in three major collections of Baltic amber (Klebs collection, Berlin Museum of Natural History and Copenhagen Museum of Natural History) and listed the beetles on how often they occur.
1. Scirtidae 999
2. Elateridae 893
3. Anobiidae 532
4. Staphylinidae 350
5. Mordellidae 253
6. Aderidae 202
7. Scydmaenidae 200
8. Scraptiidae 196
9. Curculionidae 155
10. Pselaphidae 150
11. Curculionidae (only Scolytinae) 148
12. Eucnemidae 140
13. Mycetophagidae 136
14. Melandryidae (=Serropalpidae) 129
15. Carabidae 126
16. Anthicidae 114
17. Lathridiidae 112
18. Cantharidae 110
19. Cerambycidae 100
20. Cryptophagidae 89
Scirtidae
 
Elateridae
 
Anobiidae
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