Fossil Bristletails (Archaeognatha) & Spider In Baltic Amber

This is a detailed pair of 44 million year old fossil Bristletail (family Machilidae, order Archaeognatha) and a 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, often plastic with insects embedded in them. In fact the majority of amber I see sold on the internet is not real. If you see something that looks too good to be true, often it is. Only buy amber from reputable dealers.
Order Archaeognatha (Bristletails) & Order Aranea (Spider)
Kaliningrad, Russia
Amber 30 x 21mm
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