Fossil March Fly or Love Bug

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The March fly ( Alecia pealei) dates back to the Eocene approximately 50 million years ago of Wyoming's famous green river formation. 

Approximately 0.5 inches in length. The matrix size is about 2.5 by 3 inches.

The Green River Formation is a preeminent fossil locale known as a "lagerstätte" - a deposit that produces specimens with exceptional preservation. It has yielded a wide variety of spectacular vertebrate, insect and plant fossils. Numerous fish species, turtles, lizards, snakes, birds, mammals, insects, palms and flowers thrived in what was once a bountiful subtropical habitat.


This are representative items, please note that every bug is slightly different.