Fossil Mayfly (Ephemeroptera) and Fungus Gnats in Baltic Amber

This is a detailed, 44 million year old piece of Baltic amber that contains a fossil mayfly (order Ephemeroptera) that's preserved with two fungus gnats (order Diptera - family Mycetophilidae), one of which is laying eggs. The max length of the mayfly is about 22mm.

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.
Order Ephemeroptera (Mayfly) & Family Mycetophilidae (Gnats)
Kaliningrad, Russia
22mm wide mayfly, Amber 28 x 21 x 5mm
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