Fossil Gall Midge and Ant-Like Beetle in Baltic Amber

This is a small but detailed 44 million year old fossil gall midge (order Diptera - family Cecidomyiidae) and ant-like beetle (order Coleoptera - subfamily Scydmaeninae) preserved in Baltic amber.

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.
FOR SALE
$55 $49
DETAILS
SPECIES
Order Diptera - Family Cecidomyiidae & Order Coleoptera - Subfamily Scydmaeninae
LOCATION
Kaliningrad, Russia
SIZE
Amber 17 x 12 x 3.5mm
CATEGORY
ITEM
#288584
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