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Curious if anyone recognizes this beetle (?) from the Florissant Formation (Eocene; Teller County, Colorado). I had a look through "The Fossils of Florissant" (Meyer 2003) but did not see an obvious match.











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1 hour ago, fossil35 said:

That's really cool. Find a few tiny bugs from that same stuff but nowhere near that big. :envy:

Actually decent insects don’t seem to be easy to find. I’ve visited twice in person and purchased a couple boxes of shale, and this is the only good insect I found.

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Scudder 1890 has some similar examples from Florissant: mail?url=http%3A%2F%2Fmail.yimg.com%2Fok%2Fu%2Fassets%2Fimg%2Femoticons%2Femo71.gif&t=1702150388&ymreqid=23281213-8dc1-3cff-1c27-560096011900&sig=m3nnuKkeJMFb1EWxSkDCcA--~D




Scudder, S.H. 1890. The Tertiary Insects of North America. Report of the United States Geological Survey of the Territories, 13:1-734  PDF LINK

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Definitely not a Beetle. it's belongs in the family Pentatomidae, generally called stink bug or shield bugs.  I'm  not sure about what genus.


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