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    FLY AND MAYFLY IN AMBER
    Diptera and Ephemeroptera Order
    Oligocene
    Dominican Republic

    One of the wonders of the prehistoric world is fossilized tree resin from the neo-tropical Hymenaea protera in what is today the Dominican Republic. Amber from this region is renowned both for its clarity and for its remarkable insect inclusions, as perfectly demonstrated by the present specimen. This lovely little nugget contains not one but two perfectly preserved insects, a fly and a mayfly, their tiny delicate anatomy completely visible within the golden yellow polished cabochon, 1 x 7/8 x ½ inches.


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2010
    6th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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