Detailed Fossil Fly and Winged Ant in Baltic Amber

This is an amazingly detailed 44 million year old fossil fly (order Diptera - family Dolichopodidae) and a winged ant (family Formicidae - subfamily Ponerinae) preserved in Baltic Amber. The ant body and head measures about 2.8mm long.

As a reminder, most inclusions in baltic amber are extremely small so magnification will be needed to make out much detail. A physical photo of the specimen is included with your order 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 Dolichopodidae (fly) & Family Formicidae - Subfamily Ponerinae (ant)
Kaliningrad, Russia
Ant about 2.8mm long, Amber 18 x 6 x 2mm
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