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Green River Insect?

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Tony G.

Need help identifying this fossil.  Green River formation.  Parachute Creek member.  Douglas Pass, Colorado.  Radar Dome location.  The specimen is 5/8" across.  This is the best I can do for a photograph until I can get a macro lens. (or learn how to take better photos)  I have tried many different settings and lighting, but I can't seem to get a better photo.  Thank you for your help.

Green River insect..jpg

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ashcraft

My poor guess is a springtail.

 

Brent Ashcraft

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caldigger

I think you photo looks good.

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Ramon

Cool fossil!!! What ever it is!!! :dinothumb:

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jpc

This is a tough one... it is hard to even ID insect parts.  

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siteseer
7 hours ago, Tony G. said:

Need help identifying this fossil.  Green River formation.  Parachute Creek member.  Douglas Pass, Colorado.  Radar Dome location.  The specimen is 5/8" across.  This is the best I can do for a photograph until I can get a macro lens. (or learn how to take better photos)  I have tried many different settings and lighting, but I can't seem to get a better photo.  Thank you for your help.

Green River insect..jpg

 

 

 

 

Yeah, you're going to have to wait for an insect collector/researcher for that especially since it's a side view.  It looks like a beetle and I'm leaning towards a weevil - right size range and it has the "armored" look of a beetle.

 

 

 

 

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Tony G.

After researching insects on Google.  I think this looks similar to some of the modern Jewel Beetles. (This is a new photo of the opposite half of the fossil)

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