Fossil Age: between 35 to 40 million years old. Tertiary Period, Eocene Epoch. Baltic Sea.
Amber Inclusions occur when a substance secreted by ancient trees traps insects and covers them in the sap that preserves them for millions of years. Pseudolarix pine is the most likely source. Many species of Fossil insects are found in Amber. Usually examples of the Diptera Family, or true flies. Often these are Mycetophilidea species, referred to as fungus gnats. Also common are tiny wasps, spiders, beetles etc., Viewed under a microscope, the trapped inclusions are preserved with remarkable detail
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