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  1. jnicholes

    Fossil insect in amber.

    Hi everyone, I haven’t been on in a while, how is everyone? I am posting today in hopes of getting an ID. Backstory, a while ago, I was able to purchase a piece of “polished amber with insect,” on online. When it got here, I was skeptical about whether it was real amber or not. I did a LOT of testing. It passed the float test, the UV test, and I was able to calculate its specific gravity successfully. I am pretty sure it’s real amber. Today, I took the amber out and looked at the insect under my microscope. At 40x magnification I saw so much TINY
  2. Bolen2

    Possible insect wing?

    Hey guys! I apologize in advance as I couldn’t get any measurements. I was packing to move and I have it in a box on a truck on the way to the new house. I found this specimen in the Appalachian coal fields of Eastern Kentucky. At first glance I assumed it was a leaf but as I looked closer it looks astonishingly like a tiny insect wing. The rock contains additional fossils and I excavated the layer this piece came from and found many lepidodendron and calamite fragments. The fossils I have found in this layer are extremely well preserved and extremely fragile so I tried my best to get this pie
  3. Mochaccino

    ID Baltic Amber Insect Inclusion?

    Hello, I recently purchased this piece of Baltic amber with an insect inclusion. Don't have it in hand yet so can't do the more exhaustive tests, but I was wondering if someone could help identify the insect inclusion, and at least visually assess if it seems legit? Regarding ID I'm thinking it might be a Caddisfly, as it is quite large (~1cm) and seems to have 2 pairs of hairy wings and very long antennae. Regarding authenticity I don't see any visual red flags, and it also doesn't seem to be an inclusion fabricated in real amber as afaik there would be faint swirls ar
  4. Here are some photos of my 2nd ever fossil hunting trip on Saturday January 8th, 2022. On Friday Jan. 7th, was my first fossil hunting trip, which I posted a few days ago, obtaining mostly exogyra oysters from the North Sulphur River. So I went out the next morning in the rain to Jacksonville, TX, about an hour from me. I stopped along Hwy 69 just north of Love's Lookout, where there are steep rocky cliffs on either side of the highway. I only stayed an hour, as I was soaking wet. But I managed to chip away at several of the red rocks in the area (sorry, I don't know the geologic ages), trying
  5. RobFallen

    Madagascan Amber Copal

    From the album: Robs Fossil Collection

    Hand polished piece of Madagascan amber Copal. This Copal has not had a definite date put upon it yet, but it is thought to be a similar age to the Columbian Copal, so that would place it in the Pleistocene age until more accurate dating. It is thought that similar environments around the world at that time created amber copal that has formed almost identical to each other and the insects are similar too, if not the same, just like today. Copal Size: 5.5cm
  6. Australian Paleontology

    Triassic Insect From Australia!

    I found this insect on a slab of rock from the Late Triassic, Blackstone Fm of Qld, Australia. If anybody can help identify it’s clade of hopefully even it’s genus and species I’d be highly appreciative. Thanks!
  7. What is this inclusion in this amber? It appears to be some sort of head, but I don’t know what it is
  8. oilshale

    Insect non det.

    From the album: Invertebrates

    Insect non det. (Mecoptera or Scorpionfly?) Middle Jurassic Daohugou Nei Mongol China
  9. keithsdayoff

    Huge Kalligramma? Found in Nevada

    first of its kind in NA? I don’t want to disclose much about the location found for now except that it was at a high elevation. It was a very “just by chance” way to find it after I got lost. I was not looking for fossils nor am I a fossil collecter. Have not showed photos to any expert.
  10. Hi everyone, My friend bough some of Daohugou fossils for his museum and he asking to help for the ID. The only information that we got these fossils came from Nei Mongols, China. So do you have any idea about these fossil pls help us. Thanks for reading 1.
  11. I bought this online and they have 100 percent positive feed back. I can return it if its fake. I was told by a local rock hound that if it has an insect in the amber its 99 times out of 100 fake. I don't have it yet its out of Lithuania and will not be here for a few weeks. I can do the salt water test and ultra violet test but wondered what you guys thought visually. Thanks. il_794xN.2807983782_6qbi.webp il_794xN.2855654925_ey8q.webp il_794xN.2855655027_qkaj.webp il_794xN.2855655185_inhf.webp il_794xN.2855655297_8c87.webp il_1140xN.2855654925_ey8q.webp il_1140xN.285565
  12. connorp

    Mazon Creek - Leaf or wing?

    Here's a new find from the I&M trip last weekend. The nodule was full of indeterminate plant fragments, and I almost tossed it until this one small bit (~1cm in length) caught my eye. Maybe a wing fragment or am I being hopeful? The texture is much different than what I've seen in plants, but that's a bit hard to capture in pictures. I can try to get better pictures tomorrow in the sun if needed. As usual, any thoughts are much appreciated.
  13. Here is an insect fossil I got lately. It is from the Liaoning province in China. I'll like to know what kind of insect this is. Thanks.
  14. yardrockpaleo

    Heteropteran Insect

    From the album: Florissant Insects

    Dorsal and Ventral sides of an unidentified Heteropteran insect. Poecilocapsis perhaps? Notice the long legs!
  15. yardrockpaleo

    Heteropteran Insect Dorsal

    From the album: Florissant Insects

    The Dorsal side of an unidentified Heteropteran insect. Poecilocapsis perhaps?
  16. yardrockpaleo

    Heteropteran Insect ventral

    From the album: Florissant Insects

    The Ventral Side of an Unidentified Heteropteran Insect. Poecilocapsis, perhaps?
  17. I just posted on some fake fossil insects out of China at a show. It seems only fair that I post on an inexpensive nice find I got at the show from the famous Daohugou site in inner Mongolia in China. They are sold as both positive and negative. Check it out. Just remarkable preservation.
  18. CryptoJY

    Dragonfly wing or helicopter seed

    From what I've read and pictures I've perused I'm pretty convinced that this is a helicopter seed. Anybody have some insight for me? The venation looks too . . . regular, soI'm undecided. My son found it. I hope the photo does it justice.
  19. Making the most of the last of my unplanned leave from work, I decided to make a trip to the Eocene Upper Parachute Creek Member of the Green River Formation in Colorado. Unfortunately, the road was not plowed and there was isolated patches of snow on the ground: I decided to walk the 5 miles to the site anyway through snow, slush and mud., although other parts seemed clear and pleasant Mostly, it looked like this though. I didn't count on the extra effort it takes to walk through hilly landscape with slush and mud, which made the walk seem longer than it wa
  20. yardrockpaleo

    Weird Florissant Shale thing

    Hey everyone, Asking about a piece of shale I just opened, there appears to be a little soft-bodied creature on it, however, it could just be an insect. The small piece measures exactly 1 and 3/8 of an inch. Is it a badly preserved beetle? Notice the small oval-shaped things lining the back. Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.
  21. Hello- I am hoping to get some help with id for this concretion recently found at braidwood, pit 11. It was found already opened, unfortunately we couldn’t locate the other 1/2 of the fossil. looking at my literature, I am wondering if this is a roach? Thanks for any help with the id of this fossil! -tom
  22. Hollie Bird

    Green river material

    Hello everyone I'm currently cataloguing my fossil collection and have came across some green river fossils with no real ID. I would greatly appreciate any advice from the green river buffs out. First up are some insects. Both labeled as from the Parachute creek member in Garfield County. Size is around 1cm each.
  23. Top Trilo

    Florissant insects.

    Nothing has been said in the Colorado section for almost a year now so lets kick it back up. A little over a week ago I posted some pictures of florissant stuff in the I.D. section. I got a lot of good help and then for the ones we couldn't figure out I tried searching for some that are similar but there's not many different photos online from florissant. I was wondering if anyone could help or if someone knew the florissant formation really well.
  24. Wanted to share an usual fossil I self collected a long time ago from the Triassic of New Jersey that I can't really find images of elsewhere on here. This a fossilized large Gall wasp nest, took me awhile to figure this one out initially. I've seen fossils insects but its a pleasant suprise to see a fossilized insect nest.
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