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Found a small bug in some Indonesian amber I was working. It's maybe 2 mm in length, but not sure. It's at a bad angle & I would end up with a tiny little piece of amber trying to get a better view from other angles. Since the Indonesian amber isn't heat treated like Baltic amber, it's a bit darker & isn't as clear, but I did my best. I thought at first it was a mosquito, but not anymore. Not sure what it is, but I'm hoping someone might have an idea. I do have to admit though.. the amber does show some interesting flow patterns sometimes. I can't really shave the amber down any more for fear of losing wing on one side & legs on the other & the head on a third, so these pics are going to have to do.
MarielleK posted a topic in Fossil IDHello all. So I recently obtained a new specimen in burmite amber from Mayanmar that I think is particularly interesting. It appears to be some species of early bee. This amber is thought to be from the Cretaceous period which is when bees evolved (in the later half) alongside flowering plants. I found an interesting article that describes one of the earliest bees Melittosphex burmensis. This insect had characteristics of both wasps and bees, and was covered in branched hairs, which is a key characteristic of pollen spreading bees. I researched this species and found that my specimen didn't look quite like the one described, but I believe may be a different species that evolved during that time. I have attached photos of my specimen as well as the article referenced and one other resource. The first photo is the dorsal view. The second photo shows hairs on the legs of the insect. Let me know what you guys think! link to article: https://today.oregonstate.edu/archives/2006/oct/research-discovers-oldest-bee-key-evolution-flowering-plants https://www.researchgate.net/publication/259887593_Morphology_Classification_and_Antiquity_of_Melittosphex_burmensis_Apoidea_Melittosphecidae_and_Implications_for_Early_Bee_Evolution
My wife obtained this in China about 10-15 years ago. It was said to be from Tibet?? Can anyone here tell us more about it? It weighs 5.6 lbs. It's 10" tall and 5 1/2" across at the widest point. The insect is 2 1/2" across.
Hello Friends, Long time i didnt post here but i think someone must representing Baltic amber Inclusions on so amazing forum. This time i attach picture of tiny parasitic wasp 1mm body from Baltic amber ( 40-54 million years - Eocene Era ) Hymenoptera: Platygastridae. Spider Eggs Parasitoid ! Cheers to all members ! Artur