Two Detailed Fossil Fungus Gnats (Mycetophilidae) In Baltic Amber

These are two nicely detailed, 44 million year old fossil fungus gnats (order Diptera - family Mycetophilidae) preserved in Baltic Amber. The largest gnat is about 5mm long including legs.

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 Mycetophilidae
Kaliningrad, Russia
Largest about 5mm in 36 x 21 x 6mm amber
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