Detailed Fossil Dark-Winged Fungus Gnat and Mite in Baltic Amber

This is a small but nicely detailed, 44 million year old fossil dark-winged fungus gnat (order Diptera - family Sciaridae) and a snout mite (subclass Acari - family Bdellidae), preserved in Baltic amber. The mite is about 1.8mm wide.

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 Diptera - Family Sciaridae (Gnat) & Subclass Acari - Family Bdellidae (Mite)
Kaliningrad, Russia
Mite about 1.8mm, Amber 18 x 11 x 4mm
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