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  1. Yesterday we had a day in the Southern Highlands region of NSW, Australia looking for Triassic fish fossils but had time to check out a nearby site we were told about. The Cenozoic plant fossils from this area have been known for decades, although no work has been done on them yet so I'm not sure how old they are. Our fossil insect friend has been interested in this site for a while and he tracked down a property with a great deposit of the material, here we spent an hour or so and found some great specimens! I look forward to revisiting the site and collecting more. These specimens will be gi
  2. Mochaccino

    La Brea Tar Pit Beetle?

    Hello, Could anyone identify the species of these two beetles from the La Brea Tar Pits of Los Angeles, California, USA? The large one is 3 cm and the small one is 1 cm. I've heard the terms "water beetle" and "carrion beetle" get thrown around but it's confusing. I think the larger might be Cybister explanatus? Thanks.
  3. DinoFossilsUK

    Beetle in Dominican Amber

    Hi, just looking for a little help identifying this beetle in Dominican amber. Any ideas? Thanks in advance!
  4. Another recent acquisition; a beetle of some flavor from Colorado. Good looking piece, both pos/neg are there, but it looks like something flaked off during prep/collection and was put back on. Can anyone tell from these photos if the annotated crack looks stable, or if not, what should I use to shore it up? It won't be handled on a regular basis, but I want to make sure it's not going to fall off on its own. Sorry about the varying lighting; one photo is from the vendor's site, the other was self-shot. I assure you that they're the same specimen. The vendor has agreed to make thin
  5. ptera

    Green River Formation Beetle

    Small longhorn beetle (Cerambycidae) from green river formation Utah. Can anyone help me identify it further? Thanks.
  6. Barrelcactusaddict

    Myanmar Amber ([Unnamed Fm.], 99.34-98.10 Ma)

    From the album: Fossil Amber and Copal: Worldwide Localities

    Coleoptera with exuded gas bubbles; these are likely methane, and could be the by-product of methanogenic bacteria inside a xylophagous (wood-eating) species. Some adult members of the Cetoniinae subfamily (family: Scarabaeidae) are xylophagous and known to produce methane; while this is known from Recent species, it's possible such characteristics could be found in extinct members of the Scarabaeidae or Scarabaeoidea (superfamily). This inclusion is contained in the same specimen depicting pholadid crypts. Provenance of specimen is Tanai Township, Myitkyina District, Myanmar. This image was c

    © Kaegen Lau

  7. This is a species not described in any literature regarding the burmese Amber. I intend to publish a scholarly article describing it if my suspicions are correct.
  8. I_gotta_rock

    Calling Bug People!

    I bought this bit of Madagascar copal a year ago, then finally got a decent microscope to see the bugs this week. They are less than a mm each. Now I'm stumped. I am a certified *modern* naturalist. I know something about insects. This one fits all the defining characteristics of an adult insect - probably Coleoptera - except that I only see four legs and may or may not have had antennae at some point. The heads are not very clear at any angle. On the bottom view, there are nubs at the end of the abdomen that *could* be legs, but that is the wrong place for insect legs. On the side views, it l
  9. Ramon


    From the album: Beetle

    A small beetle exquisitely preserved in 99 million year old Burmese amber.
  10. Mediospirifer

    Buggy Amber

    Last year, I went to a gem & mineral show and (among other things) acquired this piece of amber. The seller assured me that it was amber (not copal), but he didn't know where it was from or how old it was. I examined the piece (and several others) with my loupe before choosing this one, based of the number and variety of bugs in it. I have several spiders, a couple of ants, some mosquitos (one with an engorged gut if I'm not mistaken in the ID), a beetle, and at least one midge, plus a couple of things I can't identify. My best guess at origin is Burmese.
  11. JohnBrewer

    Amber inclusion ID please

    Hi guys, 3mm long in Baltic amber. Was wondering if this was a seed or a leaf? Best images I can do I'm afraid. @Amber Man
  12. Thecosmilia Trichitoma

    Beetle in Amber Tells About Mesozoic Land Shifts

    Tiny Beetle in Amber: Clues to Landmass Shifts This news is a little old ( I believe it is from October 30) but still very interesting.
  13. I was looking through some GRF insects that I had, and wondered if anyone had an ID for this one? I am mostly familiar with insects from amber inclusions, so it is a bit different looking at them on rock. Some options I thought of were a species of beetle, caddisfly, or maybe a cicada? Any information would be great!
  14. Scientists discover the first Antarctic ground beetle PhysOrg, November 28, 2016 http://phys.org/news/2016-11-scientists-antarctic-ground-beetle.html Ancient Bug Discovered in the Heart of Antarctica George Dvorsky, Gizmo http://gizmodo.com/ancient-bug-discovered-in-the-heart-of-antarctica-1789462820 Rare Antarctic beetle find delights BBC News, Science & Environment, November 29, 2016 http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-38145258 the paper is: Ashworth, A. C., and T. L. Erwin,
  15. araucaria1959

    Lower Cretaceous Insects

    Here are 5 insects from the lower cretaceous; specimens 1 and 2 (pics 2a, 2b) from the Yixian Formation, Huangbangi Valley, Beipiao (~ Barremian) specimens 3, 4 and 5 from Nova Olinda, Crato Formation, Brasilia (upper Aptian / lower Albian) Length: specimen 1 = 10 mm (body length) specimen 2 = 8 mm (head to the end of the longest wing) (Diptera?) specimen 3 = 10 mm (body length, head - tail) specimen 4 = 21 mm (total length) (Orthoptera) specimen 5 = 18 mm (total length) (Beetle: Dystiscidae?) Any suggestions are appreciated! (specimen 4 is a grasshopper, specimen 5 a beetle;
  16. Hello all, This is a paper that my adviser just had published on early boring activity of beetles. Pretty good read if your into petrified wood or early insects. http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0031668
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