amberica west

 

All specimens on this page are from the Dominican Republic and about 24 million years old

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$56
1. A beautiful piece of amber, large and clear. It has 2 gall gnats, Diptera, Cecidomyiidae, 2 flies, Brachycera and a crane fly, Tipulidae with no legs. All the insects in this piece are small.
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$229

2. Here is one that yo do not see often. There are two lightning bugs, Coleoptera, Lampyridae. You can see the beautiful patterns on their bodies. I must tell you that one section of the amber has been chipped near one of the lightning bugs and this leaves a jagged edge at that spot. The bugs are beautiful though....and the pattern on them is extraordinary. Really a plus for anyone.
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$56
3. I think this is a caddis fly, Diptera, Trichoptera, it could be a moth, since it was difficult to see the mouth area. This is a very nice caddis fly though. Also included in this piece is a fungus gnat, Diptera, Mycetophilidae and very an unusual mite (good sized).
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$71
4. I have always like plant parts in amber. Here is the stem from a leaf - and just a beautiful piece. Lots of animals buzzing around inside, a midge, gnat and fly. Great fun to look at.
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$43
5. Good cab shape with a small bristletail, Thysanura. There are also some en-hydros, an unknown animal and one of the tails, probably, to the bristletail.
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$36
6. This has a single, nice, flat footed ambrosia beetle, Coleoptera, Platypodidae.
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$84
7. I love this piece. I get a kick out of looking at organic debris and air bubble without a microscope. This has everything. It even has a couple of worker termites, Isoptera to boot. A very fun piece - just think about the 'ancient air' that has been trapped for 24 million years.
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$37
8. Very clear piece with a fat lauxaniid fly, Diptera, Lauxaniidae. There are a couple of midges, Chironomidae. There are a few surface cracks on this piece.
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$33
9. This small piece contains a dance fly, Diptera, Empididae. The dance fly is whole, even though it appears not to be.
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$192
10. Here is a pseudoscorpion. Pseudoscorpions are very small - this being no exception. They are very uncommon in amber and command the highest of prices. This one is at the edge of the small piece of very clear amber, and is complete. It does not show hardly at all on the scan. Since is a pseudoscorpion all by itself on this page - the price is VERY good for this specimen! The amber is a round cab shape.
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$39
11. A small parasitic wasp, Hymenoptera and two really cool looking, collapsed air bubbles. Just think these bubbles contain air from 24 million years ago.
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$37
SOLD
12.This is an interesting piece. It contains a number of water bugs (I think). About 8 of these insects scattered throughout. Now there is also a hole drilled through the piece, apparently for a necklace. Interesting. .
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$41
13. A good planthopper, Homoptera, Fulgoridea. Clear piece, good details, good price.
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$18
14. Smallish piece of Dominican amber with a jumping spider. Irregular shape.
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$61
SOLD
15. This is plain sharp. No animals in this amber, but it has a line of air bubbles that are straight. Just neat, this will be a great addition for anyone's collection.
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$39
16. This is an interesting piece of amber. It has a plant part - although I am not sure what it is. Possibly it is a plant leaflet. There is also a small unknown beetle.
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$26
17. Smallish piece with a nice winged termite. There are number air bubbles which make viewing difficult.
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$49
18. A nice planthopper, Homptera, Cixiidae. These feed on plants and cause damage by sucking their juices or cutting leaves for storing their eggs. There is a large springtail, Collembola at the anterior end of the planthopper.

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$53
19. Nice piece with a worker termite surrounded by many decomposition bubbles (those are cool). There are some surface cracks on the piece. There are some immature caterpillars (I think) - they are small.
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$71
20. Some things are cool and then some things are really cool. This is really cool. It is an unknown coprolite. My guess is that this is from a snail. Look at the pictures closely - neat.
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$42
SOLD

21. Smallish piece of amber (maybe .6 inches) that has what I think is a death-watch beetle, Coleoptera, Anobiidae. Good details on this animal - I just do not know my beetles as well as I should (there are so many of them!)

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$65
22. Here you will find a winged termite in all it's glory. There is even another pair of wings next to the unlucky fellow who died 24 million years ago.

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$24
23. Not sure, I think this is a wasp, Hymenoptera, but I cannot narrow it down, for sure, from that point. There is a small spider off to the side. The amber is small.
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$55
24. This piece has 2 sterile female ants. One is curled and the other stretched out. There appears to be some organic debris here possibly from a wood boring beetle. Nice piece.
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$47
25. I love pieces like this. There is a small gnat, nothing big......... but when you look around you can see the remains of a spider web. Very cool.
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$39
26. Smallish sized piece of Dominican amber with a minute fungus beetle, Coleoptera, Corylophidae. The coolest thing (I think) is the part of a leaf at the other side of the amber.
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$74
27. A very good piece with a crane fly, Tipulidae along with many ancient air bubbles. Also has a barklouse, Pscoptera:Caeciliidae. The barklouse has beautiful details about it.
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$154
28. Here is a very large piece of amber, 21.6 grams, mostly polished, but two sides are not (makes it look better). There is what looks like a stick going through the dark amber and this also has 3 worker termites scattered in the fossilized resin. Cool piece, good sized.
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$32
SOLD

29. This piece screams "make me into a pendant" (really). Perfect size, very clear and it has a small caddis fly, Trichoptera and a male fungus gnat, Diptera, Mycetophilidae. The price is good so even if you mess up, it will not 'kill' you.
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$92
30. One large beetle. This is a leaf beetle, Coleoptera, Chrysomelida. There are some decomposition air bubbles that surround the body of this ancient beast. Also some air bubbles are around.
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$67
31. You want cool? Here is a plant bug, Hemiptera, Miridae. Along with that there is a spider, 1 wasp, Hymenoptera, a juvenile planthopper, Homoptera:Fulgoridea and a true midge, Chironomidae. Except for the plant bug, the insects are small.
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