A superb example of the fossilized tree resin, known as amber, which, as it seeped from the trunk of its tree, caught a small fly unawares in its path and preserved it forever in a gorgeous, crystal clear cabochon. The level of detail in this specimen is superb, the four fragile wings each slightly separated, the sections of the long segmental abdomen easily discernible; even the delicate antennae are visible to the naked eye. The exceptional clarity of the amber makes this a first-class specimen, with the insect measuring 5/16 inches in length, in a 9/16-inch wide nugget. This piece has been photographed and authenticated by Dr George Poinar.
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