Exquisitely-Preserved Jurassic Mosquito
Eotrichocera (Archaeotrichocera) longensis
Notice the excellent details seen here in the color banding of the abdomen, segmented antennae and reticulated wings.
Winter Crane Flies (Trichoceridae) are large True Flies (Diptera) with a (slightly erroneous) reputation for being tolerant of cold conditions. In fact a few species are capable of remaining active in winter, with some even mating and laying eggs beneath snow cover, but other members of the group are no more tolerant of cold conditions than most insects.
Size: Insect fossil is 11 mm long; Matrix: 80 mm by 61 mm
Fossil Site: Juilongshan Formation, Daohu Valley, Ningcheng County, Neimenggu (Inner Mongolia)
- Exquisitely-Preserved Jurassic Mosquito
- Su Matrice, sulla matrice
- Nome scientifico
- Eotrichocera (Archaeotrichocera) longensis
- Periodo geologico
- GIURASSICO - Giurassico Medio (163,5-174,1 milioni di anni fa)
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