Fossil Amber With Insects
Age - 45/55 Million Years Old
Species - Chironomidae
Discovered - Kaliningrad District - Jantrarnya, Russia - Primorishoje Mine
Identified by the resident Paleo Entomologist
Palanga Amber Museum
** Chironomidae **
The Chironomidae comprise a family of nematoceran flies with a global distribution. They are closely related to the Ceratopogonidae, Simuliidae, and Thaumaleidae. Many species superficially resemble mosquitoes, but they lack the wing scales and elongated mouthparts of the Culicidae. An example of mosquito-resembling species is Tokunagayusurika akamusi.
Chironomidae - Fossil Amber With Insects
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