Very Detailed Mosquito from the Eocene Green River Formation


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This is a very detailed Mosquito that died millions of years ago. The Mosquito exhibits very fine detail in the wings, legs, and body.

The Mosquito is 8 mm long (.31 inches)  with lacy wings and legs outstretched. It rests on an irregular matrix that is 4.1 cm (1.64 inches) x 5.9 cm (2.32 inches).

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.

This is the specimen you will receive.

Eocene Period
Private Ranch
Green River Formation
Garfield County
Northern Colorado

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