Insects in Amber

This section of our website has information and pictures of some of the insects that we have found to date in Baltic Amber.

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Insect fossilised in Baltic Amber

 

The picture above is one of my favourites the detail you can see on the +35million year old fossilised fly is quite amazing…..! Every time we look at this we imagine it getting stuck in the liquid Amber all those millions of years ago and struggling to escape.

The white mask you can see around its face is a common process in the fossilisation of insects in Baltic Amber. It normally occurs around large softer parts of the specimen such as the head, body or bottom! The fleshy parts decompose from the inside, giving off gasses which then result in white cloudy areas or in some cases bright white inclusions.

Pictured below is one of our first insect discoveries, a lovely midge type fly, suspended in the Amber

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Midge in Baltic amber

 

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Beetle in Baltic Amber

Above is our first and only beetle discovery in Baltic Amber to date! Again you can see parts of the decomposing gasses around the head and the body is slightly cloudy… We hope to find a lot more of these in the future!

Below is another example of a flying insect fossilised in Baltic Amber, we really love the pose of this little fly…..

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Fly in Baltic Amber

 

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Large fly in Baltic Amber

Above is one of the largest insects we have ever discovered in Baltic Amber, a full sized fly. As expected this was not in the shop for long!!

Our first Spider

This is the first Spider we have found in Baltic Amber, we love it! As you can see from the second image below, the gasses have obscured the underside of the spider somewhat.

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Spider in Baltic Amber

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Spider in Baltic Amber 

 

We hope to bring you more over the next few months 🙂