Dragonfly - Odonata

This is a cube shaped piece of amber about .5 inches on a side.  Inside is a dragonfly, Odonata.  It looks as though 1/2 of the body is cut off, the back part of the wings and the abdomen.  Needless to say this is a very rare specimen.  Even with so much of the body missing, this is still a one of a kind specimen.  Dragonflies and damselflies are undoubtedly among the rarest of insects in  amber and as far as I know, only been reported to date from Baltic and Dominican amber.

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dragonfly in amber



Dragonfly in Amber
Dragonfly in Amber