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Dominican Amber

Item 105

Dominican Amber

I get a kick out of pieces like this. There is a lot here - a tropical stingless bee, Hymenoptera, Meliponini, genus Proplebia. On top of that there is a winded termite, Isoptera and a very special unknown animal (just not sure on this.) This is sure to be an interesting piece of Dominican amber.

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$41

Item 106

Dominican Amber

This is one cool spider. It is commonly called the oil-can spider. Take a close look at the body and you will see why they are called this. They are not common in Dominican amber (although I would not say they are rare). There is a little confusion in terminology of this genus: it is either Lasaeola or Dipoena (family Theridiidae). The amber is small and thin.

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$67

Item 107

Dominican Amber

Talk about impressive. This is it. A very clear piece of Dominican amber that contains a perfect planthopper, Homoptera, Fulgoroidea. You can even see some of the wing pattern on the hind wings. A truly magnificent piece - if you ever wanted to put some amber as a pendant with a clearly visible insect, this is your puppy.
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Item 108

Dominican Amber with Insects

Very nice piece that has a cricket, Orthoptera, Gryllidae. This even has a small Bryophyte sprig to boot. The surface does have some crazing, but this is no distraction to the beautiful organisms.

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Item 109

Dominican Amber with Insects

Small piece with a nice fly, Diptera, Brachycera. Has what looks like some coprolites and also anunknown Dipteran.

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$31

Item 110

Dominican Amber with Insects

Don't look at this one, if you do, you will fall in love with it. There is a perfect long legged fly, Diptera, Dolichopodidae. It is such a thrill to see such a beautiful animal.
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$89

Item 111

Dominican Amber with Insects

Homoptera, Fulgoroidea - there are 2 planthoppers in this piece of Dominican amber, one one end end. One planthopper is very small. In fact the small one looks as though there is a mite on one of the back legs (but upon further inspection, it is not a mite)- really cool. Finally there is a large springtail, Collembola (not shown in pictures).

 
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$62

Item 112

Dominican Amber with Insects

Cab shaped piece of Dominican amber. This has a nice (and visible although small) spider. This also has a small beetle larvae.

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$59

Item 113

Dominican Amber with Insects

Looks like a cut piece of honey.  Very clear, well done, this amber contains the nymph of a planthopper, Homoptera.  Beautiful piece.  near the anterior portion of the planthopper, it looks like there is a web or fungal hyphae.  Interesting feature.

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$45

Item 114

Dominican Amber with Insects

There is something about a leaf (or in this case, part of a leaf) that is just plain cool. You can even see what looks like stomata on the leaf.

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$56

Item 115

Dominican Amber With Insects

Good sized piece of amber, ready for making into a pendant.  In the middle is a light colored long legged fly, Diptera, Dolichopodidae.  The detail under the microscope is amazing.

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$60

Item 116

Dominican Amber with Insects

A elongated piece with the distal tip of a resin flow near one end.  Interesting formation.  There are also 2 true midges, Diptera, Chironomidae.

 

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$36

Item 117

Dominican Amber with Insects

In small spider amongst a sea of yellow with ancient air bubbles all around. Nice piece - only a spider here.

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$28

Item 118

Dominican Amber with Insects

There is just something special to see a cockroach in amber. I am not sure I can put my 'foot on it" - but it is really cool. This has a small roach, Orthoptera, Blattidae that is in perfect shape. Enjoy.

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$91

Item 119

Dominican Amber with Insects

Large dome shape amber with an unknown beetle, Coleoptera, part of an eaten leaf and a small scaly barklouse, Psocoptera, Lepidopsocidae.

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$59

Item 120

Dominican Amber with Insects

Ever wanted to give flowers? How about 24 million year old flowers? Here is a beautiful flower from a plant that died 24 million years ago.

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$134

Item 121

Dominican Amber with Insects

Good sized piece of Dominican amber. This has 3 very small (baby?) spiders and a rove beetle. It is a nice piece showing some successive resin flow and a bunch of 24 million year old air bubbles.

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$58

Item 122

Dominican Amber with Insects

Really nice piece, it is small, but very clear and contains a very nice worker termite, Isoptera.  There are a few decomposition bubbles emanating from it's head.

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$39

Item 123

Dominican Amber with Insects

There are a lot or  bubbles. This one, the bubbles look like they have been deflated. How that happens, I do not know. Fun effect to see.
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$29

Item 124

Dominican Amber with Insects

Larger piece of amber with a single air bubble. The bubble is large and has amber cracks going through it. You do not see large bubbles like this very often.

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$33

Item 125

Dominican Amber with Insects

Here you go with a beautiful cab that contains one single air bubble. The bubble is opaque and the other side has some interesting patterns.

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$35

Item 126

Dominican Amber with Insects

Different piece of amber, shaped sort of like a guitar pick.  It does contain a nice planthopper, Homoptera, Cixidae, but there is more.  Inside is an interesting looking feature.  There appears to be hundreds of many thin lines, like hairs.  I do not feel that these are hairs, but dried out surfaces that were subsequently covered by a resin flow.  I might be wrong, but who know?

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$44

Item 127

Dominican Amber with Insects

Here is a nice wasp, Hymenoptera.  Look closely and you will see that this gal is laying eggs.  She must have felt that this would be her last act (which it was) and attempted to lay the clutch of eggs she was holding.

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$68

Item 128

Dominican Amber with Insects

An unusual beetle, Coleoptera, Scraptiidae (I think). This is the type of beetle found on the forest floor of the amber forest. the amber is good sized and very clear.

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$88

Item 129

Dominican Amber with Insects

Large unknown beetle, Coleoptera. There is also a juvenile cricket, Gryllidae. This piece is cab shaped.

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$71

Item 130

Dominican Amber with Insects

Nice clear cab with a visible planthopper, Homoptera.  I have looked carefully at this and it does appear that there is a mite on the dorsal surface of the animal.  You can see it fairly well, but I cannot with 100% certainty  state that it is a mite.  It is rather unique and does tell a good story.  Unusual.

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$73

Item 131

Dominican Amber with Insects

This is a lovely piece of Dominican amber. Good sized, it contains a small spider............nothing else. Good price on this beauty.


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Item 132

Dominican Amber with Insects

Smallish piece, clear with a single, easily seen bark beetle, Coleoptera, Scolytidae.

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$29

Item 133

Dominican Amber with Insects

If you like botanical specimens, you will love this one. Lots of stuff to keep you interested. There is a nice stamen, a few 'twigs' (rather small to be twigs though) and what I think is part of a leaf. Good piece, good price.

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$46

Item 134

Dominican Amber with Insects

Sometimes a piece is valuable, not for the insect, but because the amber itself is beautiful. This is about 1.5 x 1.5 x .3 inches of clear beautiful Dominican amber. A super piece. Good on it's own right, better as a pendant. The details of the wasp, Hymenoptera are great, you can even see the facets of the eye.

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$287

Item 135

Dominican Amber with Insects

Back half of a bristletail, 1 wasp (maybe a webspinner, but I doubt it) and a moth fly. This is not the piece you buy for the insects, buy it for the size, since it is large, and the insects are only fair.

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$44

Item 136

Dominican Amber with Insects

This is a cool piece. It is rather a dark amber color. There is a small primitive fly, Nematocera, but it has a very nice male winged ant, Hymenoptera, Dolichoderinae (?). There is a decomposition bubble emanating from the abdomen, which is not common in ants (termites, yes, ants no).

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$74

Item 137

Dominican Amber with Insects

Except for not being centrally located, this is the perfect Pseudoscorpion. The amber is exceptionally clear and the Pseudoscorpion has both pincers out to attach or get the next ride. Very nice.

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$416

Item 138

Dominican Amber with Insects

A nice leaf on one side and a female worker ant, Hymenoptera, Formicidae on the other. Good piece.

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$39

Item 139

Dominican Amber with Insects

Amber without animals - actually most amber does not have animals. But this does have some very interesting air bubbles. One bubble has a bubble within a bubble. That indicates that the bubble really has water in it - 24 million year old water.

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$65

Item 140

Item 141

Dominican Amber with Insects

Very nice cab shape, clear with great color. There is one animal in the sea of yellow, a wasp, Hymenoptera.

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$44

Item 142

Dominican Amber with Insects

A fun piece of amber. There must be a half dozen platypodid beetles in this piece, Coleoptera, Platypodidae.

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$69

Item 143

Dominican Amber with Insects

A great cab with a good sized planthopper, Homoptera, Fulgoridea and a very small immature planthopper (not pictured). The piece is striking because of it's clarity. Impressive.

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Item 144

Dominican Amber with Insects

A nice sized planthopper in this amber. It is Homoptera, Delphacidae.

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$74

Item 145

Dominican Amber with Insects

An interesting piece.  First, this does have a surface crazing - common in some of the Dominican ambers.  But inside are a number of cool beetles,  There are 7 bark beetles, Scodytidae and 2 Colydiidae beetles (cylindrical bark beetles, of the genus Bitoma.  If you like beetles, this is a beetle fest.

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$42

Item 146

Dominican Amber with Insects

This longish piece has a winged termite. Rather large, the termite is partly obscured by air bubbles - cool piece though.

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Item 147

Dominican Amber with Insects

Two termites. These are the ones that are that at right angles to each other. There are some 25 million year old air bubbles, some organic matter and two black scavenger flies, Diptera, Scatopsida.

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$44

Item 148

Dominican Amber with Insects

Smaller size with a cricket, Orthoptera, Gryllidae, at one end. Good value for the money.

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$33

Item 149

Dominican Amber with Insects

If you like planthoppers, go no further. Here is a great one, Homoptera, Achinidae. And yes, that is a mite in front of the planthopper.

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$75

Item 150

Dominican Amber with Insects

Rather shaped like a strange pyramid, this amber contains 2 leaf beetles, Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae and a planthopper, Fulgoridea.

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$57

Item 151

Fun and informative. This does have a fungus gnat, Diptera, Mycetophilidae and 2 planthopper nymphs. This piece is cool, not because of the insects, but how it was formed. You can see that this is a cross section of a an amber tube. You can see the original amber flow and then successive layers of resin flows (like stalagmite).

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$41

Item 152

Female worker ant, Hymenoptera, Formicidae off to the side along with an immature unknown animal. There is some interesting debris scattered in this piece, guaranteed to keep you looking.

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$52

Item 153

No animals in this perfectly clear piece. But there are two great looking air bubbles. You will love looking at them.

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Item 154

Here are two argentine ants, Hymenoptera, Formicidae.  They are both in the genus Linepithema and are males.  The piece is small and the ants do not 'jump out at you'.

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$19

Item 155

Dominican Amber with Insects

This has 3 unusual pieces inside it. First there is a good sized leaf beetle, Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae. Along with that is what may the molt of a thrip, Thysanoptera  and finally there is a barklouse, Psocoptera.

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Item 156

Dominican Amber with Insects

Deep cab of Dominican amber. There are two small planthopper larvae in this piece. Great price.
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$28

Item 157

Dominican Amber with Insects

A March fly, Diptera, Bibionidae. Some species are abundant in the month of March (hence the common name.) The piece is small and has some surface glazing. This is a rare specimen though.

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$74

Item 158

Large piece that has at least two fungus gnats, Diptera, Mycetophilidaea. There really is a lot more in this busy, including what looks like part of a leaf (do not think it is) and some miscellaneous debris scattered inside. Fun piece and because of the size, a great value for the money.

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Item 159

Small cab, clear with a single long legged fly, Diptera, Dolichopodidae.  Nice specimen with a good price.

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$21

Item 160

A wonderful piece of Dominican amber. Smallish in size, but it is clear and has a wonderful color. There is what looks like a 'peeled' flower. Maybe better described as an exploded flower. You can even see the stamens in this guy. Very unusual and very neat.

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$57

Item 161

Here you go - this is the rare isopod - sometimes called by my daughter, a roly polygenus Sphaeroniscidae.   Rather rare in any amber, this is a nice specimen.

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$64

Item 162

I like beetles.  Here is a nice rhizophag beetle, Coleoptera, Rhizophagidae.  The amber is a bit on the small size, but the beetle is normal sized.

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$22

Item 163

Wow, here is a millipede (large one at that) that shows very well. There are also some 24 million year old air bubbles scattered throughout the piece.  This is a nice piece.

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$89

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