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Images Dated 16th June 1993

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Insect in amber Featured 16 Jun 1993 Image

Insect in amber

Fossil midge insect in amber. Macrophotograph of a fossilised midge insect (family: Chironomidae) found embedded in Baltic amber. The insect is related to present day non-biting midges, and more distantly to mosquitoes, and is about 40 million years old from the Upper Eocene era. Amber is a sticky resin extruded by wounded pines and other trees; it traps small insects as it solidifies and hardens. This is one of the few processes by which fossils are preserved complete with all of their soft tissues. Specimen recovered from the Baltic provinces. Magnification: x10 at 6x7cm size