Large Cretaceous Giant Water Bug Fossil Insect from Brazil

Water Bug Insect Fossil

Order Hemiptera, Family Belostomatidae

Geological Time: Lower Cretaceous Late Aptian-Cenomanian (108-92 million years ago)

Size: 55 mm Matrix: 125 mm by 197 mm

Fossil Site: Crato Formation, Nova Olinda Member, Ceara, Brazil

This fine example shows a large example of a member of the Belostomatidae, or giant water bugs. This Family of large predatory insects has a good representation in the fossil record of the region.

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