Green River Block Wasp, Mosquito and plant material


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This is a very detailed Mosquito and Wasp that died millions of years ago along with some plant material.. The Mosquito and Wasp exhibit very fine detail in the wings, legs, and body.

The Mosquito is 3 mm long and is in side view with lacy wings and legs outstretched. The Wasp is 7 mm long. There is a leaf and a twig on the matrix as well. They all rest on two pieces of irregular triangular matrix the largest is 85 mm x 60 mm. You will receive both positive and negative pieces.

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 6 inch by 8 inch black, glass topped collectors case.

This is the specimen you will receive.