Insect Fossil Inclusions in Amber
Baltic amber is a yellowish fossilized tree resin created by forests in the Baltic region of Europe from about 37–48 million years ago. Amber is a soft resin secreted from trees which animals and plant matter can be caught and engulfed in it before it solidifies. Amber is unique in its ability to dehydrate and preserve organisms with impeccable detail. These samples of Baltic amber contains an insect inclusion from the Eocene epoch. Amber provides our most thorough insect fossil record.