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Enyaw

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.

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Forgot to input found in Colorado. Thanks.

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TXV24

Hi, 

 

It looks like some type of wasp, a quick google of the insect taxa at the locality comes up with species like Paleovespa florissantia which looks superficially like your specimen, although perhaps a closer up image (if possible) would help give a better ID. However, I'm sure there are members here who are miles more knowledgeable about the locality etc. than me so I may be wrong. 

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JohnBrewer

Welcome to the forum :)

 

Nice find. No idea though. 

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Enyaw

I think you are right TXV24, I didn't think to google Colorado insect fossils. Ha. Plus, I thought it was a bee and not a wasp. Thanks.

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Raggedy Man

Yep, its a wasp and a nice one too! I have a few in my collection. 

 

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This is one from the Fossil Beds Park close to the site you went to.

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FossilDAWG

Can we get a close-in photo that shows more of the fossil and less extraneous rock?  Raggedy Man's excellent fossil notwithstanding, I cannot see enough detail in the original photo to be sure of any ID even to order.  In particular I would like to see the venation of the wings if that is preserved.

 

Don C

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gobbler716

Looks like an Alabama Yeller Jacket!

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jpc
1 hour ago, FossilDAWG said:

Can we get a close-in photo that shows more of the fossil and less extraneous rock?  Raggedy Man's excellent fossil notwithstanding, I cannot see enough detail in the original photo to be sure of any ID even to order.  In particular I would like to see the venation of the wings if that is preserved.

 

Don C

I agree...

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Fossildude19

Cropped and enlarged. 

 

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doushantuo

alrighty,a slightly more photogenic one,then

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Enyaw
On 6/15/2017 at 6:56 PM, jpc said:

I agree...

 

Unfortunately that is as close as i can get with my camera, I don't have a mico lens. Photoshop didn't really help either.

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Enyaw

Thanks for everyone's input, i really like the assistance members are willing to give.

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