Suggested Collection


It is fun and easy to start with a good collection and then build on to that collection.


Here is a suggested collection:



amberica west



Coleoptera: *Platypodidae (pinhole borer beetle)
*Scolytidae (bark beetle)
*Pselaphidae (short-winged mold beetle)
Staphylindae (rove beetle)
Curculionidae (snout beetle or weevil)
Elateridae (click beetle)
*Mordellidae (tumbling flower beetle)
*Scydmaeidae (antlike stone beetle)
Limulodidae (horseshoe crab beetle)
Diptera: *Cecidomyiidae (gall gnat)
*Mycetophilidae (fungus gnat)
Sciaridae (dark winged fungus gnat)
*Scatopsidae (minute black scavenger fly)
Ceratopogonidae (punky or biting midge)
*Chironomidae (midge)
Anisopodidae (wood gnat)
*Psychodidae (moth fly)
Tipulidae (crane fly)
Empididae (dance fly)
*Dolichopodidae (long-legged fly)
*Phoridae (humpbacked fly)
Isoptera: Winged termite and worker termite
Hymenoptera: : *Formicidae (winged and worker ant)
*Melipodidae (small bee)
*Wasps (two)
Psocoptera: *Two winged barklice and one without wings
Thysanoptera: Thrips (very small)
Homoptera: *Cicadellidae (leafhopper)
Fulgoroidae (super-family of planthoppers)
Collembola: Springtail (very small)
Spiders: Two spiders
Mite: One mite, very small
Botanical specimen: Small flower or flower part or small leaf
Notes: 1. Those marked with an asterisk (*) are the most common.
2. Those underlined are easily visable to the naked eye, in the 4mm to 6mm range. Most of the others are 2mm to 4mm.
3. Some few minor substitutions may be necessary if a particular family is not immediately available.
4. A 20% discount will have been factored into the total price. The smaller pieces of amber with intact specimens are more economical, if your interest is mainly in the specimen.

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