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insect in Baltic amber

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Monica

Hello everyone!

 

Thanks to the generous @caldigger I have received my very first fossil insect, and I was wondering if anyone can help me identify it further - it's in Baltic amber from Palanga, Lithuania, and it's from the Eocene.  Here are some pictures:

 

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Thanks so much!

 

Monica

 

 

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gigantoraptor

Some kind of Lycidae? 

Specimen in Baltic amber. Protolopheros hoffeinsorum gen. n., sp. n. 

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor A new fossil genus of net-winged beetles, with a brief review of amber Lycidae

 

Totally not sure about this one, just an idea.

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Cowboy Paleontologist

Lycidae seems like a pretty good guess, but I'm not seeing anything which definitively says it is.  Would it be possible to get pictures from other angles, such as from the bottom and side?  Also, approximately how large is it?

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doushantuo

Anyone for a bothriderid?(ID category=stab in the dark,but slightly informed)

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Monica

Hello again!

 

Here are some additional pictures.  The insect is closer to one side of the amber than the other, so I can't get a good picture of the bug's underside, but maybe these pictures will help: (by the way - I think there's also a mosquito-like head close to the insect in question - yay!)

 

Please note - the insect is about 2mm in length, not including the extended antenna.

 

Thanks again to everyone who is trying to help me out!

 

Monica

 

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Cowboy Paleontologist
9 hours ago, doushantuo said:

Anyone for a bothriderid?(ID category=stab in the dark,but slightly informed)

I'm afraid not.  As far as I know, bothriderids have clubbed antennae, which is not what we see here.  This specimen's are more serrate.

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Spongy Joe

Looks like Lycidae to me too.

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