amberica west

 

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

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$349
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1. Ahhh, the quintessential piece for anyone's collection. the throwback to Jurassic Park - here is a real female mosquito. Remember that mosquito's are not attracted to the sticky resin like other insects. Mosquito's that get trapped in resin are rare because of the accidental nature of their trapping. It is so seldom that any of us see mosquitoes in amber that when we do see one, it really attracts attention. This is a lovely piece with an 'easily' seen mosquito (I say it like that since mosquitoes are small to begin with.)
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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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$47
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8. Elongated piece of amber with some good representatives of planthoppers, family Achilidae. They are at either end of the piece.
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$49
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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.
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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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$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.
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$46
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13. A beautiful piece of amber, clear with great color. This has a small leaf beetle, Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae.
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$18

14. Smallish piece of Dominican amber with a jumping spider. Irregular shape.
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$61
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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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$86
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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.
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$52
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18. Triangular piece of amber with a lot inside. There is a winged ant (head missing), Hymenoptera, along with a gall gnat, Cecidomyiidae and a midge, Chironomidae and a minute black scavenger fly, Scatopsidae. Also there is an unknown beetle and even more. Fun piece.

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$39
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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.
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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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$99
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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.

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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
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23. Unusual piece of amber. This has an air bubble (actually 2), but this one is different. It looks a bit shriveled up. Air bubbles do not usually look like this. No animals inside this piece.
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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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$61
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26. Nice piece of amber with lots of animals inside. There is a psyliid, Homoptera, Psyllidae, an unknown beetle, and a couple wasps, Hymenoptera. The amber is very clear.
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$29
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27. Located inside this petrified resin is a wasp and a gall gnat, Diptera, Cecidomyiidae. This is a clear and very good piece with a great price.
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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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$57
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29. There are a lot of ancient air bubbles that might contain air that is 24 million years old. Also, there is a spider the is partially obscured by the air bubbles, a fly, a apocrit wasp, Hymenoptera, a gall gnat, Cecidomyiidae, and an unknown.
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$48
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30. The are two very good looking midges, Diptera, Chironomidae, a fly, Diptera, Brachycera, a small spider, a wasp, Hymenoptera (and another midge, just found it) and some more also.
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$27
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31. There is an ant, Hymenoptera, that is bending up inside this rock shaped piece of amber. Nice piece.
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