Detailed Fossil Bark Beetle (Hylastes) In Baltic Amber - Rare!

This is a rare and detailed 44 million year old fossil bark beetle (order Coleoptera - subfamily Scolytinae - genus Hylastes) preserved in Baltic amber. Including the wings, the beetle is about 4mm long.

As a reminder, most inclusions in Baltic amber are extremely small so magnification will be needed to make out much detail. Included with your order is a physical photo of the specimen, and we will also email you a high resolution digital copy.

Please note: The market is flooded with fake amber, which is often plastics with insects embedded in it. The insect inclusions in amber are almost always tiny. Larger insects are able to struggle free and are not preserved. If you see something that looks too good to be true, it often is. Make sure to buy from a reputable dealer.
Order Coleoptera - Subamily Scolytinae - Genus Hylastes
Kaliningrad, Russia
About 4mm, Amber 13 x 8.5 x 5mm
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