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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Hi eveyone I bought these fossil insects online a while ago now. Seller said they were from the crato formation in brazil. I would love to know peoples thoughts on them. Are these sort of insects generally 100% natural? Also how are they prepped? Thanks
  6. Mousehead

    Amber mystery inclusion

    Hey! I blindly bought a bunch of rough Dominican amber and found this thing dead center in a large piece. The main blob has bubbles in it so I thought it might just be a pocket full of air, but after looking at the microscope and seeing appendages I'm not so sure. Is this just a fluke or actually something? These are the best photos I could take – any ideas?
  7. Here's a collection of all the specimens from florissant i still need an I.D. for. This large leaf i need an I.D. for Small bug about 1 centimeter across Some sort of moth i have no clue what insect this is. Could this be a dragonfly wing about 2 centimeters long but still partially covered. Could this be a wing to the right of the leaf Last one some sort of flying bug. Plant and insect experts please help I know it may be
  8. Top Trilo

    Florissant I.Ds

    At Florissant Colorado (dated to the Eocene) my family and I found these fossils and I would like to I D them to know what I found. I didn’t have a 12 inch/30 centimeter ruler so I used my six inch to make a ruler on a piece of paper it is accurate I promise. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.
  9. paleo.nath

    Any ideas as to what this is?

    I’m not sure what this is, if anything it’s about 7/8 of an inch long. I’m not even sure if it is a fossil, or just maybe a torn leaf.
  10. I recently moved into a house with some friends on our university campus, and this nice cabinet was included right past the front door. So of course I had to put together a little museum! These are just the fossils I have on me at this time, but I’ll probably pick some more up to add next time I visit home or if I go on a hunt soon. I tried adding some fun blurbs with a couple that I felt had some really cool information hiding in them. If there’s any specific part you want to see, or if you have any fun suggestions, let me know!
  11. lone5wolf117

    Insect form burmite amber

    Hello does anyone know what insect could this be? Its form burmite amber
  12. lone5wolf117

    What is this insect in Burmese amber?

    What is this insect in Burmese amber?
  13. Hello my friends ! I just wanted do share pics of superb. male Jumping Spider ( Salticidae ) that i had. It is not often to see so amazing, colorful and well preserved eyes of jumpers so a little showing off I will upload more photos in comments. Cheers from Poland !
  14. My Birthday is coming up in a few days and I am looking to knock something off of my bucket list. This insect has caught my eye. It is within my budget and from a reputable seller, but unfortunately, I know little about fossilized insects, and less about ones from China. I have done some research and it seems that Dragonflies (and many other insects) are common in the given formation. From what I can tell, there is nothing suspicious about this one, but I thought I would poll the audience just in case. Dragonfly Larvae (Roughly 2in or 5cm long) Yixian Formation
  15. daves64

    Burmite amber bug

    I've got another insect of some sort (at least I think it's an insect) in some cretaceous period amber from Burma. Measuring about 1 cm long, with swept back antennae (I think) that run the length of it's body. Unfortunately, due to lack of resources, I can't get the really good, close detailed pics I'd like and this piece of amber is darker than normal. Which doesn't help with the pics. Anyhoo, 4 pics showing the full length. Not the best preserved, but still visible, although part of it looks to be missing. Any idea's as to what it might be? Other than really, really dead of course.
  16. DanandWinnie

    Insect Wing Fossil

    My 7 year old rockhound son found this rock after I tilled up my garden bed and he’s convinced it has a fossil or two in it. After looking at it with him, I agree but honestly I’m not very knowledgeable in this area. I’m hoping some of you experts might be able to help him ID them if they are fossils. We live in The Uintah Basin, UT where lots of dinosaur bones have been found. Thank you for looking!
  17. Screed

    Fossil Hornet Nest

    OK here is the story. There was a very large granite bolder on my property and it had resisted many attempts to move it but finally someone brought in a bulldozer big enough and it was moved to a more convenient place. In the process of moving it a large fossil was exposed. It was notable for the many hexagonal structures which looked like a bee hive. Everyone agreed it was very curious and obviously a fossil but not more than that. I wish I had a piece of it but the whole thing would have weighed 50 pounds or more. Many years later I was watching a program about ground nestin
  18. Strepsodus

    Insect wing or Cyclopteris?

    I found this fossil today when splitting upper Carboniferous nodules I found earlier this year in West Yorkshire, UK. I can’t decide whether this is a Cyclopteris leaf or an insect wing. I think Cyclopteris leaf is more likely but I’m not sure. It measures 2.5cm long. Does anyone know what this is? Thanks, Daniel
  19. 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.
  20. Final got to a Green River fossil that once exposed looks very much like a insect body or insect nymph. Would anybody out there be able to point me in the right direction as to what it actually is?
  21. deutscheben

    Mazon Creek Insect Wing or Leaf?

    This concretion from the Mazon Creek area Chowder Flats site split earlier this week but I just had a chance to examine it today. It preserves a narrow ~10 mm long veined object, unfortunately with a portion missing from the middle. The shape and venation makes me think of an insect wing, but it could certainly be a partial leaf of some sort instead. I would love to hear thoughts from anyone with more experience. I had to take the pictures through my loupe since it is so small- the first two are of the part and the third is the counterpart.
  22. Bonehunter

    Fossil coral II?

    Ok- so I was 13 when I found this one in south St. Louis county, and I thought it was an annelid, then an insect (thought there was a leg -there was no difference between 12 and 13 ? ). This is very similar to the last post i just had, thanks again! Bone
  23. Dear friends, i hope i am not boring with my amber passion Its real obsession for me This time i'd like to show wonderful, i can say - almost perfect Pseudoscorpion ( False Scorpion ). People thinks often that is extremely rare but its not. I had i think about 30 pieces in career. Often they are very small, even only 1mm. This one had 2mm in max with body and pedipalps. What is interesting - do you see that drop inside ambdomen ? It was Enhydros "running water" but there is huge discussion in amber inclusion market what exactly it is. One side ( with me ) think that is runni
  24. Ok. So, apparently I need my eyes examined... Thanks, everyone. Maybe I'll have better luck with invertebrates. I'll post more photos separately, but here's a preview:
  25. Rock Yard

    Plant, Insect?

    Discovered in 1960. From Central PA farm field. Approx. 4" x 8" Was longer but was used as door stop for decades and slowly chipped away. Appears to be sandstone IMG_0344.HEIC IMG_4221.HEIC
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