Fossil Crane Fly (Limoniidae) and Mite (Acari) in Baltic Amber

This piece of 44 million year old Baltic amber contains a preserved crane fly from the subfamily Limoniidae and a mite (not pictured). The crane fly measures approximately 3.5mm wide including wings.

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.
Subfamily Limoniidae & Subclass Acari
Kaliningrad, Russia
Crane fly about 3.5mm, Amber 15 x 8 x 3mm
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