Fossil Springtail (Symphlypleones) & Fly (Empididae) In Baltic Amber

This 44 million year old piece of baltic amber contains two preserved fossil insects, a springtail (order Symphypleona) and a fly (order Diptera, family Empididae). This amber also features a fly (order Diptera) that is about 3.5mm wide, however there is no photo of this fly.

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 Diptera, Family Empididae (Fly), Order Symphypleona (Springtail)
Kaliningrad, Russia
Fly is 3.5mm in 30 x 22mm amber
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