Fossil Planthopper, Gnats, Wasps, Mite, Springtail, and Aphid in Amber

This 44 million year old Baltic amber fossil is packed with insects and plant debris. The insects include a planthopper (superfamily Fulgoroidea), three dark-winged fungus gnats (family Sciaridae), two wasps (order Hymenoptera), a mite (subclass Acari), a springtail (subclass Collembola), and an aphid (superfamily Aphidoidea). The length of the planthopper (including wings) is about 4mm in a 17 x 13 x 4mm piece of amber.

As a reminder, most inclusions in Baltic amber are extremely small so magnification will be needed to make out much detail. A physical photo of the specimen is included with your order 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
$115
DETAILS
SPECIES
Fulgoroidea, Sciaridae, Hymenoptera, Acari, Collembola, and Aphidoidea
LOCATION
Kaliningrad, Russia
SIZE
Insect about 4mm, Amber 17 x 13 x 4mm
CATEGORY
ITEM
#292427
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