Large Eocene Planthopper Insect Fossil

Planthopper Fossil Insect

Order Homoptera, Family Fulgoridae (Planthopper)

Geological Time: Eocene

Size: (25.4 mm = 1 inch): Planthopper: 18 mm; Matrix: 85 mm by 73 mm

Fossil Site: Green River Formation, Uintah County, Utah

Code: I020

Price: $55.00

Description: The Green River Formation deposits of Wyoming, Colorado, and Utah are best known for their immaculately-preserved fish, but other examples are known as well, as this specimen attests. This remarkable example is a member of the Achilidae, or Achilid Planthoppers, as shown by the diagnostic overlap of the forewings. This is the largest example of a planthopper I have seen from these deposits in three years.

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