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Dianka

Hi everyone,

My daughter just brought this piece of Baltic amber from Poland.

The person that gave it to her said it contains a flea, but somehow it doesn't look like that to me.

Can you help me identify this insect?

Thanks for looking!

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Auspex

You are right, it is not a flea; it appears to be in the order Diptera (true flies).

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AgrilusHunter

I agree, not a flea. Auspex is right this is a Dipteran, likely one of the midges.

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Dianka

You are right, it is not a flea; it appears to be in the order Diptera (true flies).

I agree, not a flea. Auspex is right this is a Dipteran, likely one of the midges.

I thought so, thank you! :)

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Rodney

I allso study mostly baltic amber at this time for inclusions, among many other things. I use a stereo microscope to help identify certain specimens.

A stereo microscope is a very usefull tool for micro paleontology, and allso very usefull for larger specimens and general biology work.

If you don`t have an stereo microscope and purchase one you will find out what i`m saying.

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Dianka

I allso study mostly baltic amber at this time for inclusions, among many other things. I use a stereo microscope to help identify certain specimens.

A stereo microscope is a very usefull tool for micro paleontology, and allso very usefull for larger specimens and general biology work.

If you don`t have an stereo microscope and purchase one you will find out what i`m saying.

Hi Rodney

No, I don't have a stereo microscope, but I know you can get much better images with it than with just a camera. Maybe one day I'll get one...

Thanks!

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