MATING MIDGES: CAUGHT IN THE ACT. Diptera. Eocene. Russia. ...
At first glance, this piece of Baltic Amber looks more like a gemstone than fossil but is clearing housing something special. This specimen has captured a pair of midges in the act of reproducing. The clarity of this tiny piece is so pronounced that the bugs can be seen clearly with the naked eye even though the amber is very small. A photo with the piece shows the event preserved from 45 million years ago at magnification. In a protective case, this exceptional little specimen shows the clarity of a gemstone. .375 inches (.95 cm) x .25 inches (.64 cm) with a case 1.5 inches (3.81 cm) square.
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