Museum Lower Cretaceous Orthopteran Habrohagla

Habrohagla curtivenata

Order Orthoptera, Family Haglidae

Geological Time: Lower Cretaceous (~125 m.y.a.)

Size (25.4 mm = 1 inch): Habrohagla fossil is 75 mm long (tip of wings to tip of head). Matrix: 140 mm by 95 mm

Fossil Site: Yixian Formation, Beipiao, Shangyuan, Liaoning Province of China

Fossil Code: CF454

Price: Sold

Cretaceous Orthopteran Habrohagla Description: The Class Insecta is well represented in Liaoning and Hebei Provinces of China, with over 500 species referable to over 100 families based upon over 10,000 specimens. This fantastic diversity and exquisite detail is unprecedented throughout the world. This example is a member of the Orpthoptera (grasshoppers and kin) from the Family Haglidae which is reminiscent of the modern-day Katydid. It is a very large specimen with incredible detail preserved, particularly in the large wings which have color banding preserved from the dim past of 125 million years ago, The Haglidae are endemic to the Yixian Formation, and as such is found no where else. This one is a male, as demonstrated by the absence of an ovipositor which was used to place eggs into the ground. This is only the second example I have had in over twelve years.

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