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    • From Wikipedia: Chrysopilus is a common, worldwide genus of predatory snipe flies. There are approximately 300 species in the genus.

       

       

       

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    Taxonomy

    Snipe fly

    Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Arthropoda
    Class: Insecta
    Order: Diptera
    Family: Rhagionidae
    Genus: Chrysopilus
    Species: Chrysopilus sp.

    Geological Time Scale

    Eon: Phanerozoic
    Era: Cenozoic
    Period: Neogene
    Epoch: Pliocene
    International Age: Piacenzian

    Stratigraphy

    Willershausen Formation

    Provenance

    Collector: T. Bastelberger
    Date Collected: 06/01/1969
    Acquired by: Field Collection

    Location

    Clay Pit Willershausen
    Willershausen a. Harz
    Lower Saxony
    Germany

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    From Wikipedia: Chrysopilus is a common, worldwide genus of predatory snipe flies. There are approximately 300 species in the genus.

     

     

     

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     Exceptional preservation in those wings!  Also very interesting to see that line in the rock where it must have moved and took a part of that one wing with it. 

     

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