Fossil Gall Midge, Fly and a Mite in Baltic Amber

This is an amazingly detailed, 44 million year old fossil gall midge (order Diptera, family Cecidomyiidae), a fly (order Diptera) and a mite (subclass Acari) preserved in Baltic amber. The length of the gall midge is about 2.5mm.

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, 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.
Family Cecidomyiidae (Midge), Order Diptera (Fly) & Subclass Acari (Mite)
Kaliningrad, Russia
Gall midge about 2.5mm, Amber 29 x 24mm
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