Winged ‘fairy’ creature preserved inside amber belongs to ‘enigmatic’ new species (2 Viewers)

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Cold Ethyl

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Echoing the plot of “Jurassic Park,” researchers recently discovered a piece of amber containing insects from the dinosaur age.

It turns out, the bugs belonged to a previously unknown species of wasp that lived millions of years ago, according to a study published Jan. 31 in the journal Paleontological Research.

The amber — fossilized tree resin — was found in Iwaki City, located about 130 miles north of Tokyo, in 1993. It dates to the Late Cretaceous period, which spanned 100 to 66 million years ago.

After its discovery, the prehistoric object was deposited in a local museum, where it sat for decades, researchers said.

But during a new analysis, which involved cutting it into thin slices, researchers discovered three insects — a male, a female and one of unknown sex — preserved inside

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All three are believed to belong to a brand new species in the family Mymarommatidae, members of which are known as false fairy wasps due to their diminutive size.
Members of the family, measuring less than .1 centimeter, are considered the most “enigmatic” wasps, researchers said.

More specifically, the newfound wasps were grouped into the extinct genus Archaeromma, of which 10 species are known.

They can be distinguished from other members of the genus by a small number of bristles on their forewings in addition to their slender legs, researchers said.

The species was named chisatoi after Chisato Suzuki, who discovered the fossil.

Over 100 fossilized insects have been discovered in amber from Iwaki, and it is expected more will be found in the future, researchers said.

 

DokraOwl

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Imagine if they left the amber in the sun and it melted and the bug got free and flew away. Then it stung someone with its ovipositor and laid eggs in their bloodstream. Then the eggs went to the person's brain and hatched and the bugs turned the human into a puppet. The bug-puppet human then opened a resturant called Jurassic Wok and it served just regular Chinese food but the inside decor was like a Rainforest Cafe only with animatronic dinosaurs.
 

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Echoing the plot of “Jurassic Park,” researchers recently discovered a piece of amber containing insects from the dinosaur age.

It turns out, the bugs belonged to a previously unknown species of wasp that lived millions of years ago, according to a study published Jan. 31 in the journal Paleontological Research.

The amber — fossilized tree resin — was found in Iwaki City, located about 130 miles north of Tokyo, in 1993. It dates to the Late Cretaceous period, which spanned 100 to 66 million years ago.

After its discovery, the prehistoric object was deposited in a local museum, where it sat for decades, researchers said.

But during a new analysis, which involved cutting it into thin slices, researchers discovered three insects — a male, a female and one of unknown sex — preserved inside

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Discover more new species

Thousands of new species are found each year. Here are three of our most eye-catching stories from the past week.

'Large' metallic creature — thought extinct for 100 years — rediscovered on island

Spiky 'blue-headed' creature found sleeping in forest of Peru

Pregnant creature — with gold eyes — found on Australia island

All three are believed to belong to a brand new species in the family Mymarommatidae, members of which are known as false fairy wasps due to their diminutive size.
Members of the family, measuring less than .1 centimeter, are considered the most “enigmatic” wasps, researchers said.

More specifically, the newfound wasps were grouped into the extinct genus Archaeromma, of which 10 species are known.

They can be distinguished from other members of the genus by a small number of bristles on their forewings in addition to their slender legs, researchers said.

The species was named chisatoi after Chisato Suzuki, who discovered the fossil.

Over 100 fossilized insects have been discovered in amber from Iwaki, and it is expected more will be found in the future, researchers said.

You have really cool posts! Thank you for all the work.
 

spamdagger79

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Imagine if they left the amber in the sun and it melted and the bug got free and flew away. Then it stung someone with its ovipositor and laid eggs in their bloodstream. Then the eggs went to the person's brain and hatched and the bugs turned the human into a puppet. The bug-puppet human then opened a resturant called Jurassic Wok and it served just regular Chinese food but the inside decor was like a Rainforest Cafe only with animatronic dinosaurs.
how high are you?
 

Nobbler

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Imagine if they left the amber in the sun and it melted and the bug got free and flew away. Then it stung someone with its ovipositor and laid eggs in their bloodstream. Then the eggs went to the person's brain and hatched and the bugs turned the human into a puppet. The bug-puppet human then opened a resturant called Jurassic Wok and it served just regular Chinese food but the inside decor was like a Rainforest Cafe only with animatronic dinosaurs.
Yeah and then on a certain date they all swarmed out of all his orifices looking for a mate.
 

DokraOwl

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Yeah and then on a certain date they all swarmed out of all his orifices looking for a mate.
Yes! And then the freshly mated insects descend upon the unsuspecting human population and infect them all with their new eggs. The now parasiteized humans then all blindly open high risk buisness ventures such as water parks in the Gaza Strip and the like.
 

ThunderCat

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Imagine if they left the amber in the sun and it melted and the bug got free and flew away. Then it stung someone with its ovipositor and laid eggs in their bloodstream. Then the eggs went to the person's brain and hatched and the bugs turned the human into a puppet. The bug-puppet human then opened a resturant called Jurassic Wok and it served just regular Chinese food but the inside decor was like a Rainforest Cafe only with animatronic dinosaurs.
What you been Smoking??
😂🤣😅
Also don't forget the pretty colourful talking parrot in the corner greeting the guests..
 

Harumph

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This is great and reminds me of Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Book by Terry Jones. Check it out!
 

GenericMale

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Imagine if they left the amber in the sun and it melted and the bug got free and flew away. Then it stung someone with its ovipositor and laid eggs in their bloodstream. Then the eggs went to the person's brain and hatched and the bugs turned the human into a puppet. The bug-puppet human then opened a resturant called Jurassic Wok and it served just regular Chinese food but the inside decor was like a Rainforest Cafe only with animatronic dinosaurs.
Ever thought about film writing?😂😂😂
Id watch the fuck out of that.
Sci-fi, horror, comedy, serialism.
Yes.
 
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