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EXTINCTIONS CHOICE - Rare Ant with HUGE Mandibles
Stock Number  ACBAN705

Name:   Leafcutter Ant (Hymenoptera)
Age:  Eocene
Formation:  Amber Deposits
Location:  Baltic Coast, Russia
Size:  Amber piece is 0.65 inches across
Price:  $199.00

This is a very rare fossilized ant in amber. It is a large Leafcutter Ant (Hymenoptera) from the Baltic Coast of Russia. Ants are rarer finds in amber than you may think. This specimen has great detail - head, body, and legs are well preserved. But the real prize of this specimen is its HUGE cutting mandibles - these jaws are simply grotesque! The distinct ant is nicely showcased in the honey-colored amber piece. This is a very collectible Leafcutter Ant trapped in ''fossil ooze'' (large close-up photo is included for free).

A Certificate of Authenticity from EXTINCTIONS is included with this specimen.

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