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Found 111 results

  1. Today was a really good hunt! I was as always,hunting at my hunting grounds in Popovac with my girlfriend , so it was her first time to hunt fossils with me! We found insect at the beginning,then bulrush and at the end of our hunt we have found fishes and fish bones1. It was really amazing! Enjoy guys !
  2. Green River insect ID

    Newby at fossil forum.(or any other forum).Have been collecting fossils and minerals for years.Amateur/recreational,not too techy.but learning.Recently,Aug 2017 i was surface collecting wood and amber in the Green River Formation Area in Wyoming.USA.Examined a 4 inch x 3 inch piece of palm wood.(pictured).Found a visibly clear what appears to be a Damselfly,it has a reddish color tail and a black body,can also see a white colored tube on it.(feeding?).Also another insect in the piece is reddish colored which i cannot identify.And also another inclusion in the resin also pictured with the squiggly stuff on the bottom.I do not know what that is either.The photos are not the best.As I can see real detail in the insects with the naked eye as I look into this palmwood resin.My questions also are:Is ths 20-50 MYO Cretaceous? Where can i find more info on Green River Insects? Has anyone seen anything like this?
  3. paleoentomology

    PCS (NB: 12 Mb)
  4. Hi all. We found this on the rocky Pacific Ocean beaches about 50 miles south of Mendocino, CA. To my untrained eye it looks like a winged insect or perhaps scales. Or am I seeing what I want to see? The photos give dimension and one shot is 7X macro. Any thoughts or comments are always greatly appreciated!
  5. Can you please help ID?

    Is this a bee, ant, or something else? Was found in Florrissant Fossil Quarry back in 2011 by my oldest grandchild. I added this to my small collection for safe keeping. If you could ID it, I would be most appreciative and my grandchild would be excited. Thanks. Forgot to input found in Colorado. Thanks.
  6. "fake eggs"

    lovely piece,ignore at your own peril very educational,recommended fichnolAlleged__egg_Crets_redb.pdf
  7. Is this a shrimp in burmite amber ?

    Is this a shrimp in burmite amber or insect larvae ?
  8. Another nice find. What is it?

    What is this one? That is a nickel next to it in the one pic to give you an idea on size.
  9. Here's one I ran across the other day, Simply put, this is one of the most aesthetically attractive fossil insects preserved on shale I have ever seen. A practically perfect specimen in superb condition. And excellently photographed by a museum technician. It's from what they're calling the Miocene Savage Canyon Formation, Nevada. Some quick research disclosed that, unfortunately, it's from a locality that is no longer accessible to the general public. Somebody more experienced with matters entomological will perhaps recognize just what exactly the bug is: R E L A X, folks--I fully understand that technically speaking it's not a true bug, of course. Looks dipteran, obviously. The photograph is from a web page over at http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/cgi/img_query?enlarge=0000+0000+1215+1242 .
  10. Insect Antenna or Plant Fragment?

    Hi all, I noticed this weird little object on a rock in my collection from the famous Talbragar Fish Beds (late Jurassic of Australia) and I was wondering whether it might be a feathery insect antenna or just a small bit of plant. Both plants (conifers and ferns mostly) and rare insects are known from the site. It measures only 5 mm long and I have done a quick drawing of it to show the form easier. Note the double branching tips on the lower filaments. Cheers!
  11. Insect wing?

    Hi. I found this in South Yorkshire, UK in the Pennine Middle Coal Measures formation (upper Carboniferous.) Is it part of an insect wing or just a plant? I think it may be the negative half of the fossil though I'm not sure. Thanks, Daniel
  12. Insect non det.

    From the album Invertebrates

    Insect non det. Middle Jurassic Daohugou Nei Mongol China
  13. Insect non det.

    From the album Invertebrates

    Insect non det. (Mecoptera or Scorpionfly?) Middle Jurassic Daohugou Nei Mongol China
  14. worm takeaway

    Some of you may have heard of Boucot's compendium of fossil behaviour. This could/should be in there,if it isn't already ulrichfausectB50H12S5.PDF
  15. How to polish amber?

    Hello, New to this forum. I recently have developed an interest in fossil inclusions in amber. After buying a number of prepared pieces, I decided I would like to try my hand at polishing some of my own. I found myself the owner of several hundred pieces of Dominican amber with inclusions. I have been doing a wet sand, and feel like I am close, but the pieces just don't seem to be getting a nice clear transparent finish. Any tips for finishing? I attached a few photos, the piece with the winged ants is from my collection and was polished by someone else, just for contrast with the one I was working on. I have a few pieces that look like they may have rarer inclusions (one looks like an earwig), so I am hoping to perfect the technique on a few more common pieces before I try my better ones. Thank you! Nathan
  16. Insect non det.

    From the album Invertebrates

    Insect non det. Mecoptera? Middle Jurassic Jiulongshan Formation Chifeng Province Nei Mongol PR China
  17. Insect non det.

    From the album Invertebrates

    Insect non det. Middle Jurassic Jiulongshan Formation Chifeng Province Nei Mongol PR China
  18. Insect non det.

    From the album Invertebrates

    Insect non det. Middle Jurassic Jiulongshan Formation Chifeng Province Nei Mongol PR China
  19. Cicadomorpha non det.

    From the album Invertebrates

    Cicadomorpha non det. Anthoscytina sp? Middle Jurassic Jiulongshan Formation Chifeng Province Nei Mongol PR China
  20. 'Alien' insect in amber prompts scientists to add whole new branch to family tree. This bizarre bug is so unusual, entomologists say it belongs in its own, entirely new, order of insects. Christian Science Monitor, Jan. 27, 2017 http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2017/0127/Alien-insect-in-amber-prompts-scientists-to-add-whole-new-branch-to-family-tree Ancient, scary and alien-looking specimen forms a rarity in the insect world – a new order. Oregon State University http://oregonstate.edu/ua/ncs/archives/2017/jan/ancient-scary-and-alien-looking-specimen-forms-rarity-insect-world-–-new-order https://www.flickr.com/photos/oregonstateuniversity/32520806205/ The paper is: Poinar, G. and Brown, A.E., 2016. An exotic insect Aethiocarenus burmanicus gen. et sp. nov.(Aethiocarenodea ord. nov., Aethiocarenidae fam. nov.) from mid-Cretaceous Myanmar amber. Cretaceous Research. Volume 72, April 2017, Pages 100–104 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0195667116302506 Yours, Paul H.
  21. Hi all! I am looking for fossil insects for trade. Any location is fine, and basically any insect is fine! I would prefer whole or nearly whole specimens though. If you have any for trade (except for Ephemeroptera or insects in amber; those are the only two I already have.), please PM me! Europe shipping preferred, but worldwide is fine too. In return, I have many different things (sharkteeth, ray teeth, fish teeth, bivalves, coral, etc.), so in your PM just say what you are looking for in return. Best regards and happy hunting! Max
  22. From the album Green River Formation. Parachute Creek Member

    Unidentified insect from the Green River Formation. Parachute Creek Member. Douglas Pass, Colorado. Radar Dome location. 5/8" across.
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