Age: 38–48 million years
Era: Lutetian stage, Middle Eocene
Amber Size: 10 x 6 x 2 mm
Special notes: This insect shows clear signs of struggle to escape the amber. Bubbles, waves, and maybe even a damaged wing from fighting against the sap that was engulfing it. Now it is captured for a later species, us, to see it as it was in its final Pompeii-esque moment.
This listing is for the exact fossil imaged. Close-up images taken up to 60x magnification.
Includes display container. This item ships free & carbon neutral.
Note: Due to high demand, the fossil market is flooded with fake amber, often just plastic with embedded insects. We only sell authentic amber with actual fossils.
This table contains the geological time periods of the past 2.5 billion years on Earth to aid in understanding age immense age of these fossils.(Ma = Mega-annum = 1,000,000 years)
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