Dominican Botanical Specimens
Part of a leaf with 3 leaflets. Very unique, seldom see and I cannot
ID the tree or shrub that these leaves came from. Also has a midge
in it and finally a very small bristletail. Finally there is what looks like a fibrous tissue from a plant. Impressive piece. You won't see this very often - good price.
Leaf fragment that shows very well. The amber is very clear and leaf fragment is sharp. The is a beautiful fungus gnat, Diptera, Mycetophilidae. Also a good sized mite (mites are small to begin with...). Finally, there is a fly with some strange protrusions on the abdomen - maybe fungus - but interesting.
An interesting piece. There are many, many air bubbles with 20 million year old samples of air - some even have bubbles inside. There is a nice fragment of a Bryophyte. There is a winged termite. Finally there are three unknowns near an edge. One of the unknowns looks like an ant, but seemingly has 8 legs. I do not think it is a spider, but am not sure. There is a curled ant. Maybe a bee and a number of smaller ants and a beetle.
Lots of stamens and anthers scattered here. There is also a petiole, a possible sepal, the shed of a spider (cool), a fly and even an isopod. This is like the one above, always something new when you look at it. There is even a possible Hemipteran - although I cannot see it well enough for any type of ID. Also included for your viewing pleasure is a spider with very long legs. The piece is loaded with stuff - dark colored amber.