Dominican Amber

Item 105

Very nice and clear cabochon that has 2 fairly good sized animals.  Both in the order Homoptera, one is planthopper, Fulgoroidea and the other is a cicada, family Cixiidae.

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$111

Item 106

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

You will like this one.  there is a nice sized tropical stingless bee, Hymenoptera, tribe, Meliponini, genus, Proplebeia, species, dominicana.  There is also a very small parasitic wasp, Hymenoptera.

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SOLD

Item 108

1.75 x 1.5 x .75 inches and about 17.1 grams.  This large cab has an interesting color and pattern on it.  You will enjoy looking at these pictures.  There are two small 'dead' areas on the the cab - which do not detract at all - great price.

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$50

Item 109

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

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$31

Item 110

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

I like this  piece, even if I cannot ID the Dipteran in it.  The fly is small, but laying upon a layer or air bubbles.  There is also a small sprig of a Bryophyte.

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$28

Item 112

Item 113

This elongated piece contains a single true midge, Diptera, Chironomoidae.  The abdomen is strangely bloated.

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$38

Item 114

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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$36

Item 115

Clear - perfect leaf.  The leaf itself is about 1 inch in length by .5 inches in width.  This is truly a beautiful piece - museum quality.   This would be the shining glory in anyone's collection.  It also would look great made into a pendant - the leaf is so large.........so perfect that it draws the eye to it.  It is possible to find leaf parts in amber, but to find an entire leaf, well, that is just a rarity.

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$985

Item 116

A male jumping spider, Araneida, Salticidae off to the side.  There is  Dipteran, Nematocera and what looks like a "flat rock".

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$28

Item 117

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

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$26

Item 118

Nice elongated cab with a centrally placed male spider.   The cabochon is clear and the spider is easy to see.

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$89

Item 119

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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$35

Item 120

This is a good looking piece of Dominican amber.  Very clear and centrally located is a large winged (male) ant, Hymenoptera, Formicidae.  Good show piece without spending  a fortune (still not what I consider cheap).  There are 2 other very small flies.

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Item 121

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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$30

Item 122

Nice sized piece of Dominican amber.  This has an ichneumon wasp, Hymenoptera, Ichneumonidae and a small gall gnat, Cecidomyiidae (although most gall gnats are small!).  Finally there is a sphecid wasp, Sphecidae.

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$39

Item 123

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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$16

Item 124

Here are a bunch of 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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$15

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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$22

Item 126

On the side of this clear piece is a beautiful tropical stingless bee, Hymenoptera, genus Proplebeia, species dominicana.  You cannot go wrong with this one.

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Item 127

Here is a female worker ant, Hymenoptera, Formicidae curled up and ready to fight.  Although the sticky resin caught this sterile worker 20 million years ago.  It has some nice ancient air bubbles.

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Item 128

I am not 100% sure on this beetle.  It might be something as easy as a cylindrical bark beetle, but I cannot guarantee it.   It does have a spider and a mite.  The mite is in the family Bdellidae, probably Bdella sp.

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$51

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