Large Cretaceous Lacewing Insect Fossil

Lacewing

Insect Order Neuroptera

Geological Time: Lower Cretaceous (~128 m.y.a.)

Size: Insect fossil is 28 mm long on 100 by 50 mm shale

Fossil Site: Yixian Formation, Huangbangi Valley, Beipiao, Liaoning Province of China

Fossil Code: SI028

Price: $95.00


Lacewing Insect FossilLiaoning Province in northeast China has remained one of the hottest paleontology study sites on earth the past two decades. Liaoning is perhaps most famous for discoveries of feathered dinosaurs. From feathered dinosaurs to birds to reptiles with color patterns, the fine lake silts of Liaoning preserved the most intricate of life from more than 100 million years ago. Relatively hard to preserve insects are well represented in the diverse Liaoning biota. This lacewing fossil from the age of dinosaurs exhibit three dimensional preservation; in fact, much soft tissue is preserved, characteristic of oxygen starved sediment where it underwent fossilization.

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