Large Fossil Winged Ant and a Small Mite In Baltic Amber

This is a large and detailed, 44 million year old fossil winged ant (family Formicidae) and a small mite (subclass Acari) preserved in Baltic amber. The length of the ant is about 10mm (including antennae) in a 36 x 9 x 6mm 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.
Family Formicidae & Subclass Acari
Kaliningrad, Russia
Ant 10mm, Amber: 36 x 9 x 6mm
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