Lepidoptera

  • Fossil insect
    Photographer: John Weinstein : Field Museum of Natural History
    (c) Field Museum of Natural History
    Description: Fossil insect, from Fossil Lake, Wyoming.
Catalog Number: PE 60846
Taxonomic Name: Lepidoptera
FM Catalog: Fossil Invertebrates
Object Kind: Hand Specimen
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Period: Paleogene
Earliest Epoch: Eocene
Formation: Green River
Member: Fossil Butte
Coordinates Available?: No
Country: United States of America
State/Province/Territory: Wyoming
County: Lincoln
EMu IRN: 2863066
Occurrence ID: 12bd4fc3-db90-40d6-af65-17b5be903a1a

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