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Gems and Minerals of Old Burma / Snakefly Larva in Burmite Amber

Lot 2003
Snakefly Larva in Burmite Amber
10 – 20 May 2022, 12:00 PDT
Online, Los Angeles

US$400 - US$600

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Snakefly Larva in Burmite Amber

Indeterminate species
Cretaceous
Hukawng Valley, Northern Kachin State, Burma

This clear piece of 100-million-year-old Burmite exhibits a beautifully preserved snakefly larva. Snakefly larvae are predatory, feeding on eggs, other larvae and small insects; the larval stage lasts from two to six years. Adults voraciously prey on many types of insects; they display large heads with projecting mandibles. Larva measuring approximately 7mm; Amber measuring 36 x 25mm

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