Fossil Crane Fly and True Midge in Baltic Amber

This piece of 44 million year old Baltic amber contains a beautifully preserved crane fly (family Limoniidae) and a true midge (family Chironomidae). The length of the crane fly, including legs, is about 7.5mm.

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.
Family Limoniidae & Family Chironomidae
Kaliningrad, Russia
Crane fly 7.5mm long, Amber 33 x 18 x 4mm
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