Fossil Wood Gnat Pupae (Anisopodidae) and Mite in Baltic Amber

This piece of 44 million year old baltic amber contains a beautifully preserved fossil wood gnat pupae (family Anisopodidae) and a tiny mite (subclass Acari). The pupae is about 4.8mm long.

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.
Family Anisopodidae & Subclass Acari
Kaliningrad, Russia
Pupae is 4.8mm in Amber 36 x 19 x 5mm
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