Jump to content
Leptomyrmex neotropicus (Dominican Amber)
 
© Kaegen Lau


La Toca Mine
Cordillera Septentrional
Santiago Province, Dominican Republic
La Toca Fm. (Mamey Group)
20.43-13.65 Ma

 

Specimen: 7.7g / 51x21x12mm

 

Equipment:
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
BelOMO 10x Triplet Loupe
Quantum 140lm LED Penlight
 

The piece containing these inclusions is absolutely loaded with different arthropods, but the most spectacular inclusions are those of a swarm of 11 extinct Leptomyrmex ants: there are 9 complete and 2 incomplete individuals, averaging 3.5mm in body length. In a lighthearted interpretation, it appears as though the duo in this image are performing some acrobatic act, while half of another individual gives audience!

 

Other prominent inclusions consist of a twig (7mm), spider (2mm), formicine ant (3mm), two muscoid flies (1.5mm), two nematoceran flies (possible chironomid at 1mm, heavily decomposed mycetophilid at 3mm), and numerous enhydros.

Copyright

© Kaegen Lau
From the album:

Fossil Amber and Copal: Worldwide Localities

  • 136 images
  • 2 comments
  • 16 image comments

Photo Information for Leptomyrmex neotropicus (Dominican Amber)

Taken with samsung SM-G965U1

  • 4.3 mm
  • 200/10000
  • f f/2.4
  • ISO 64
View all photo EXIF information

Recommended Comments

There are no comments to display.

×
×
  • Create New...