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

SKU: BA / 35 / 21
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