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

Sale Price
Description of the Specimen
$38
1. Here is a great value. This spider is 24 million years old. The spider is large, although slightly difficult to visualize since the exo-skeleton is light colored. Great price.
Scanned Image!
$74
SOLD

2. Neat piece of amber with a female worker ant, Hymenoptera, Dolichoderus, genus Monacis!
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$66
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.
Scanned Image!
$39

5. This is a nice cab shape with a beautiful sap beetle, Coleoptera, Nitidulidae. You will like this one.
Scanned Image!
$39
6. An unusual spider is found in this amber. Also the wing of a termite. Interesting piece - good price and a good price.
Scanned Image!
$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.
Scanned Image!
$183
8. What a beauty! Talk about taking a long time to determine all that is in here. There is a scad of termite wings and bodies. But to the amber's credit, there are beetles and lots of ants and even a wasp. Even organic unknowns (2 of them.) Lastly there is a very nice mite it is one of the prostigmata mites in Trombidiformes in the Family Caeculidae, Caeculus sp. Very interesting mites.
Scanned Image
$49
9. This has some of the strangest animals. I am not sure on all of them. There is a mite, an unknown true bug, Hemiptera and a bunch other stuff. This is a very interesting piece of amber.
Scanned Image
$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.
Scanned Image
$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.
Scanned Image!!
$42
12. Here is a good sized piece of amber. It contains 3 or 4 Tropical Stingless Bees's, Hymenoptera, Melipodidae, genus Proplebeia, species, dominicana. There is also a gall midge in this piece. Great price.
Scanned Image
$248
SOLD
13. This is one that you do not run across very often. There is a tick in the amber. Ticks are VERY uncommon and seldom found in amber. I can count on two hands the ticks I have found. They are not attracted to resin and only end up there (in amber) when a mammals brushes up against the resin or the ticks 'jumps' or falls from a mammal. Who knows, maybe this tick just finished dinner on a dinosaur.
Scanned Image!
$43
14. Smallish piece of Dominican amber with a female ant, Hymenoptera, Ponerinae, Gnamptogenys - unusual.
Scanned Image!
$61
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.
Scanned Image!
$86
17. Reddish piece of Dominican amber that contains a nice cricket. The cricket, Orthoptera, has a decomposition gas coming from what looks like the mouth area. You can see the pattern on the hind leg. Also has a gnat.
Scanned Image!
$42
SOLD
18. Very clear piece of amber that contains a nice leaf beetle, Coleoptera, Chrysomelidea. A good piece.

Scanned Image!
$39
19. Nice piece with a tropical stingless bee (very easily seen), Hymenoptera, Melipodidae. Also there is some impressive layering from successive resin flows - cool to look at.
Scanned Image
$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.
Scanned Image!
$99

21. This is a good sized piece of amber with a very clear interior. The insects are beautiful. The detail will really shock you (at least under a microscope...). There are a couple of good looking black scavenger flies, Diptera, Scatopsidae. Just one heck of a piece.

Scanned Image!

$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.

Scanned Image!

$124
SOLD
23. I have never seen anything just like this one. The amber has a bunch of termite nymphs, Mastotermes. But there is a white coating on all the animals. Now, sometimes I see something like this in Baltic amber, but never in Dominican amber. I do not know what type of conditions bring about this type of preservation about.
Scanned Image!
$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.
Scanned Image!
$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.
Scanned Image!
$212
26. 2 pinhole borer beetles, Order Coleoptera, Family Platypodidae. This is a large piece, 3 by 3 inches. There are lots of organic debris and some tubular waste looking items, along with many air bubbles, a wasp and lots of other stuff. In particular, I love the single head of an ant - a battle that was not won.
Scanned Image!
$32
SOLD
27. Beautiful piece of Dominican amber with a single, well formed, minute black scavenger fly, Diptera, Scatopsidae - at a good price also.
Scanned Image!
$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.
Scanned Image!
$41
SOLD

29. A small piece of amber with 3 leaf beetles, Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae.
Scanned Image!

$628
SOLD
30. I think I saved the best for last. This is a superior piece. It is suited for a museum display case. This has a a large adult planthopper with the wings spread, Homoptera, Fulgoridea. This is as good as they get. It will mark anyone's amber collection as quality. On the other hand, if you made a pendant from this - oh, impressive....... There is also a beautiful winged termite, Isoptera (which norm ally would sell this piece without the planthopper.)
Scanned Image!
$79
SOLD
31. A clear piece with perfect color. Inside this amber tomb is a mite, Acarina, Erythracidae. I love mites............they are cool.
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