Bark Louse (Psocoptera)
Formation: Amber Mines
Location: Dominican Republic
Size: Piece of amber is 0.8 inches across
This is an excellent insect in Dominican Amber. It is a Bark Louse (Psocoptera) from the Oligocene deposits of the Dominican Republic. This specimen has great detail, showing the body, legs, and wings. Even the venation of the wings and large compound eyes are wonderfully displayed. The large louse is easily seen in the polished piece of golden-yellow amber. This is a very beautiful insect trapped in fossil ooze (small close-up photo is included for free).