Insecta

  • Fossil insect
    Photographer: John Weinstein : Field Museum of Natural History
    (c) Field Museum of Natural History
    Description: Fossil insect, from Fossil Lake, Wyoming.
  • Other flies
    Photographer: John Weinstein : Field Museum of Natural History
    (c) Field Museum of Natural History
    Description: Other flies (order Diptera) from the 18-inch layer of the FBM. Top left) A soldier fly, family Stratiomyidae, with a body length of 23 millimeters from FBM Locality A (specimen number FMNH PE52594). Top right) Unidentified fly from the 18-inch layer of FBM LocalityA. Uncataloged FOBU specimen with body length of 9 millimeters. Bottom left) Crane fly, family Tipulidae, from FBM Locality A. Specimen is FMNH PE 60946 with a wing span of 49 millimeters. Bottom right) Crane fly from FBM Locality E. Specimen is FMNH PE60995 with a wing span of 28 millimeters.
Catalog Number: PE 52594
Taxonomic Name: Insecta
FM Catalog: Fossil Invertebrates
Object Kind: Hand Specimen
Lot count: 1
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Identified By: A Newton
Period: Paleogene
Earliest Epoch: Eocene
Formation: Green River
Coordinates Available?: No
Country: United States of America
State/Province/Territory: Wyoming
EMu IRN: 2281648
Occurrence ID: 28bc4fb4-c84f-4771-aca3-e283759c8fa0

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