Dinosaur Era Lacewing Cretaceous Burmite Amber Fossil Insect

Fossil Amber with Lacewing Insect Inclusion

Class Insecta, Order Neuroptera, Family Berothidae

Geological Time: Late Cretaceous, Cenomanian Stage (~100 million years ago)

Sizes: Amber: 14 mm long; 11 mm across; Lacewing insect inclusion: 4 mm with 10 mm wingspan

Fossil Site: Hukawng Valley, Kachin State, Myanmar

Code: MYA22

Price: Sold

Dinosaur Era Lacewing Cretaceous Burmite Amber Fossil InsectDescription: This Fossil amber specimen displays a member of the Neuroptera (true bugs), Family Berothgidae, known as a beaded lacewing. The oldest amber containing insects comes from the deposits of Lebanon at some 135 million years of age. Deposits in Myanmar, New Jersey, and Japan are somewhat younger. Interestingly enough, more examples are known from the Cretaceous than are known from Tertiary deposits such as those in the Dominican Republic. Overall some 11 extinct genera containing 13 species are known from all of geological time. This one has had two gnats as fellow time travelers for almost 100 million years.

Also see: Cretaceous Jersimantis luzzii praying mantis in amber from New Jersey and Cretaceous Praying Mantis in Fossil Amber from Hukawng Valley

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Dinosaur Era Lacewing Cretaceous Burmite Amber Fossil Insect

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