Baltic Amber page 3
NOTE: This page has less "flashy" pieces and is more suited to smaller identified specimens. Prices are less on this page since the speciments are generally smaller and best suited as an addition to a collection. Make sure that you look at the "Scanned Image" so that the pictures are not misleading.
Very clear piece of Baltic amber with a cylindrical bark beetle (I think): Coleoptera, Colydiidae.
Leaf beetle, Coleoptera, Chrysomelida that is visible from the side of the piece of amber.
Small piece with a mite, Acarina, family Ixodidae. Small layer change makes it difficult to photograph.
Interesting wings on this barklice, Pscoptera. There is also a very small spider in this piece of Baltic amber.
On the side of this piece you can see the lacewing, Neuroptera, probably family Osmylidae.
Small, very clear piece with a dance fly, Diptera, Brachycera:Empididae off on one edge of the piece.
There is something cool about seeing parts of a plant in a piece of amber that is 40 million years old. This looks like an herbaceous stem?
Here is a black fly, Diptera, Nematocera:Simulidae. The Simulidae, black flies, are small flies whose females require a blood meal for egg production.
Nice piece of amber with a good example of a Nematoceran. In fact, there are 3 of them inside this piece.
Nice piece with a great example of a long legged fly, Diptera, Dolichopodidae. Good eye detail.
A very large coprolite. This is probably only a segment of the coprolite, but it shows some good detail.
A small piece of amber with a good looking long legged fly, Diptera, Brachycera:Dolichopodidae.
This picture is rather like "here's look'in at you kid". The Phoridae are a family of small, hump-backed flies resembling fruit flies.
Interesting piece, this has a female worker ant, Hymenoptera, Formicidae. There is also a bdellid mite, Acarina, Bdellidae.
A psylloid. Psylloidea, Homoptera, is a superfamily of true bugs, including the jumping plant lice and others which have recently been classified as distinct families.
Fairly large, very clear piece of amber with a single, small fungus gnat, Diptera, Mycetophilidae.
Clear piece with a small springtail, Collembola, Entomobryidae (also a very small spider).