Lacewing Insect Fossil from Yixian Formation


Insect Order Neuroptera

Geological Time: Cretaceous (~125-121 m.y.a.)

Size: Insect fossil is 20 mm long, excluding antanna, on 110 by 65 mm shale

Fossil Site: Yixian Formation, Huangbangi Valley, Beipiao, Liaoning Province of China

Fossil Code: SI040

Price: $70.00

Lacewing Insect Fossil from Yixian FormationLiaoning Province in northeast China has remained one of the hottest paleontology study sites on earth the past two decades. Liaoning is perhaps most famous for discoveries of feathered dinosaurs. From feathered dinosaurs to birds to reptiles with color patterns, the fine lake silts of Liaoning's Yixian Formation often preserved the most intricate details of life from more than 100 million years ago. Relatively hard to preserve insects are well represented in the diverse Liaoning biota. Insect order Neuroptera, that includes lacewings, arose during the Permian period, and greatly diversified through the Mesozoic.

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