Mosquito in amber

Mosquito in amber

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Credit: DIRK WIERSMA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Mosquito in amber. This insect became trapped during the Eocene epoch, around 40 million years ago. Amber is the fossilised resin of various conifer trees. This specimen was found on the Baltic coast.

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Keywords: amber, animal, animals, baltic, encased, eocene, fossil invertebrate, fossilised, fossilized, fossils, insect, insects, invertebrates, mineral, mosquito, palaeontology, paleontology, prehistoric, resin, semi-precious stone, trap, trapped, tree, vertical

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