Amber with Rare Water Strider Insect

Name: Water Strider in Fossil Amber

Class Insecta, Insect Order Hemiptera, Family Gerridae

Geological Time: Pleistocene to Pliocene

Size: amber 38 by 27 mm

Fossil Site: Foothills of the Andes Mountains, Colombia, South America

This amber contains a rare inclusion, a wonderfully preserved water strider (order: Hemiptera; Family: Gerridae). There are also two Dipterans.

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