Detailed Fossil Bristletail (Archaeognatha) & Spider In Baltic Amber

This is an amazingly detailed, 44 million year old fossil Bristletail (family Machilidae, order Archaeognatha) and spider (order Aranea), preserved in Baltic Amber. The Machilidae are a family of insects belonging to the order Archaeognatha (the bristletails). There are around 250 described species worldwide. These insects are wingless, elongated and more or less cylindrical with a distinctive humped thorax and covered with tiny, close-fitting scales.

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 Archaeognatha (Bristletail) & Order Aranea (Spider)
Kaliningrad, Russia
About 5mm, Amber 41 x 20mm
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