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MATING INSECTS IN AMBER
Diptera
Eocene
Yantarny Kalingrad, Russia

Only in the fossilized tree resin, Amber, is prehistoric life preserved entirely unchanged for millions of years. The oozing resin would have crept down the ancient pines, occasionally engulfing floral debris, and yet more occasionally, unfortunate little insects. Rarer still, however, is the preservation of life in action as here: a pair of small flying Gnats were doing what came naturally when they were caught in the sticky ooze, trapped forever in a golden prison in flagrante delicto. The little polished nugget has a lovely warm orange-tinged color and complete clarity, just less than 1 inch long.


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Auction Dates
May, 2012
20th Sunday
Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
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