Termite in amber

Termite in amber

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Caption: Termite in amber. Amber is the fossilised resin of various conifer trees. This flying insect is a termite (order Isoptera). It became trapped in the resin during the Eocene epoch, around 40 million years ago. This specimen was found on the Polish Baltic coast.

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