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Mass Insect Accumulation Cockroach, True Bug, Wasp + More on Branch with a Thorn - Hawes Quarry Colorado

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Mass Insect Accumulation Cockroach, True Bug, Wasp + More on Branch with a Thorn - Hawes Quarry Colorado
$200.00

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Branch with thorn and large accumulation of insects

Age : Eocene (48 Ma)
Formation : Parachute Creek Member / Green River Formation
Locality : Hawes Quarry, Rio Blanco, Colorado

plate : 4.5 x 4 in.

Beside the thorny branch, these species are represented on this plate :

Juvenile male cockroach with spotted wings
Cricket
True bug
Wasp
Gnats
Biting Fly
Bee?
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The Green River Formation is famous worldwide for its fossil fish and other associated fauna (reptiles, birds, mammals, & plants). The Green River Fm. also provides us a rare snapshot glimpse into life 49 million years ago.

The preservation of the fossil insects in the Hawes Quarry are just spectacular, some good enough to allow not only identification to family and subfamily, but will sometimes show color patterns, wing venation, and sex-related characters.

This fossil specimen was collected by William Hawes, from his quarry, the Hawes Quarry, in Rio Blanco County, Colorado. The Hawes Quarry has produced some of the most amazingly beautiful insect and plant fossils from the Green River Fm. and these represent the hand selected, choice picks, from Hawes years of collecting in the mountains of Colorado.

Specimen will come with an identification card.

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