Detailed Fossil Termite (Isoptera) In Baltic Amber

 
 
This is an amazingly detailed, 44 million year old fossil termite (order Isoptera) preserved in Baltic Amber. It's about 10mm long. This termite has a hitch hiker on its wing. It is not clear enough to make an accurate determination about what it is, but likely it is a spider (order Araneae).

As a reminder, most inclusions in baltic amber are extremely small so magnification will be needed to make out much detail. A physical photo of the specimen is included with your order and we will also email you a high resolution digital copy.

Please note, the market is flooded with fake amber, often plastic with insects embedded in them. In fact the majority of amber I see sold on the internet is not real. If you see something that looks too good to be true, often it is. Only buy amber from reputable dealers.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Order Isoptera
LOCATION
Kaliningrad, Russia
SIZE
About 10mm, Amber 48 x 31mm
CATEGORY
ITEM
#109464
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