Cretaceous Fossil Wasp in Amber - Myanmar

 
This is a rare, fossil preserved in amber from Myanmar, formerly Burma. This amber is Late Cretaceous in age, so this insect was living at the same time as the dinosaurs. In fact in 2016 a feathered tail of a tiny dinosaur was discovered preserved in amber from these deposits.

Please note that insect inclusions in amber such as this one are typically very small and you will need magnification to make out much detail. It's very rare to get larger insects trapped in amber, as they are typically powerful enough to struggle free.

Note: While the Baltic Amber we have sold comes with stunning macro photography in both physical and digital forms this is NOT available for this specimen. The photography of the baltic amber was done by our supplier and required hand polishing the amber surface very close to the inclusion, shooting up to a dozen photos and combing them using photo stacking software. This is not something we can do ourselves with this burmese amber.


Burmese amber, or Burmite, is collected from small mines in the Hukawng Valley and is an important source of Cretaceous plant and animal fossils. Geologists suspect that the area was once part of the supercontinent Gondwana.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Unidentified
LOCATION
Hukawng Valley, Kachin State, Myanmar
SIZE
Insect 7mm, Amber .64 x .51"
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#76510
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