Biting Midge (Ceratopogonidae)
Formation: Amber Deposits
Location: Baltic Coast, Russia
Size: Amber piece is 0.75 inches long
This is a very fine blood-sucking insect in amber. It is a nice Biting Midge (Ceratopogonidae) from the Baltic Coast of Russia. Because it is a Biting Midge, it may have traces of blood in its stomach. This blood could contain the DNA of extinct animals (remember Jurassic Park?). Therefore, this is a very collectible insect in amber. The midge has great detail and was trapped in a beautiful pose. And the bug is very easily seen in the amber piece. This is an excellent example of a ''Vampire Midge''.
A Certificate of Authenticity from EXTINCTIONS is included with this specimen.