Teeny Tiny Prehistoric Insects Found in Amber


Examples of virtual 3D extraction of organisms embedded in opaque amber: a) Gastropod Ellobiidae; b) Myriapod Polyxenidae; c) Arachnid; d) Conifer branch (Glenrosa); e) Isopod crustacean Ligia; f) Insect hymenopteran Falciformicidae. Credits: M. Lak, P. Tafforeau, D. Néraudeau
(ESRF Grenoble and UMR CNRS 6118 Rennes).

Scientists from the University of Rennes, France, and the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility used X-rays to reveal the structure of prehistoric insects trapped in amber:

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