True Bug (Hemiptera) Insect Fossil from Brazil

True Bug Fossil

Class Insecta, Order Hemiptera

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

Size: 15 mm (with antennae)

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

Hemiptera insect fossilThis Crato Formation fossil insect is a member of the true bugs. The Hemipterans possess a stylet by which they secure their food by piercing the skin of other insects or plants to suck fluids.

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