RARE Cricket in Cretaceous Amber

a Dinosaur Era Orthopteran


Class Insecta, Order Orthoptera, Family Gryllidae

Geological Time: Late Cretaceous, Cenomanian Stage (~100 million years ago)

Size (25.4mm = 1 inch): Amber: 16 mm long, 12 mm across; Inclusion: 6 mm (with antennae)

Fossil Site: Hukawng Valley, Kachin State, Myanmar

Code: MYA04

Price: $550.00

RARE Cricket in Cretaceous AmberDescription: This plaque of amber displays a nymph of a gryllid cricket. Members of the Orthoptera are rare in museum collections of specimens in Burmite, so an example such as this is highly prized. This one is essentially complete from the segmented antennae to the cerci.

Also see: Cretaceous Jersimantis luzzii praying mantis in amber and  Pseudoscorpion in Cretaceous Fossil Amber and Centipede in Cretaceous Amber

Reference: AMNH Novitates, No. 3361,Mar 26, 2002.

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