Fossil Fly (Diptera) In Baltic Amber - Unique Specimen

This is an amazingly detailed, 44 million year old fossil fly (family Dolichopodidae) preserved in Baltic Amber. This is a particularly nice specimen that is mostly visible to the naked eye, with even the eye facets visible under microscope. The fly is much larger than the typical flies in baltic amber, and has some type of material (maybe a fungus?) attached to it.

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 Dolichopodidae
Kaliningrad, Russia
About 4.5mm, Amber 29x22mm
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