Exceptionally detailed Fig Wasp

$58.00

1 in stock

Description

This is a very detailed positive and negative of a Fig Wasp. The wasp exhibits very fine detail in the wings, legs, and body.
It is 7mm long and rests on two pieces of irregular matrix  – 55 mm x 35 mm and 47 mm x 30 mm

The Fig Wasp is in the superfamily Chalcidoidea. These insects spend their larval stage inside figs.

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 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.

This specimen comes in this handsome protective 4 1/2 inch by 5 1/2 inch black, glass topped collectors case. You will receive both the positive and the negative.

This is the specimen you will receive.