Fossil Crane Fly Mass Plate


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This is a mass plate of Crane flies.  This block consists at least 3 complete crane flies and several partials.

The Crane fly is in the order Diptera. Crane flies look similar to large mosquitoes but, unlike mosquitoes, crane flies do not bite.

The Crane flies average approximately 9 mm in size. One crane fly has the wings spread out beautifully and exhibits outstanding detail. They sit on an irregular 8.5 cm by 6 cm matrix block.

Insects are quite rare in the fossil record. They are generally small and easily overlooked during collection. These are small but very detailed.
This is are from the Green River Formation of Colorado. The Green River Formation is well known for the diversity of fossilized flora and fauna that has been found. Most notable it is known for the fossil fish – that you may also see for sale in this store – but other forms are found as well. nearly the entire ecosystem is represented in some way in the fossils found here.

The PHOTOGRAPH on top is an enlargement of the block that can be seen BELOW the photograph.

This specimen comes in this handsome protective 6 inch by 8 inch black, glass topped collectors case. You will receive both the positive and the negative.

This is the specimen you will receive.