Aphididae insect inclusion in Baltic Amber

Members of the Aphididae family of insects included in fossilised baltic Amber.

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Aphididae insect inclusion in Baltic Amber

Members of the Aphididae family of insects included in fossilised baltic Amber.

Aphididae is a very large family, perhaps best referred to as a superfamily.

The Amber found in the Baltic sea region is thought to date from the Eocene in age - although the exact age is somewhat argued upon in the scientific community - it is probably best to simply state that it is 'around 40 million years old'.

 

Magnification will be required for this, as with all amber inclusions - they are on a very, very small scale.

 

We currently have a single piece in stock:

#1 - 20.5x18.25x5.4MM - an unusual and unidentifiable Aphididae, with wings outstretched. The majority of the inclusion is coated in 'verlumung', a German word referring to microbubbles formed by the decomposition of the creature. Some detail does remain to the outstretched wings of this specimen.

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