Living With Fossil Insects

Fossil Ant

Fossil Ant

The Insect Museum of China is exhibiting some of their ancient and rare insect fossils.  Among the fossils on display will be an ant from 165 million years ago and a 125 million year old leaf insect that mimics a ginkgo leaf.  China has a large number of fossil deposits which have been recently explored leading to new discoveries.  These discoveries are increasing our knowledge of the past and help us understand how insects have adapted to changing conditions on earth.

About jjneal

Jonathan Neal is an Associate Professor of Entomology at Purdue University and author of the textbook, Living With Insects (2010). This blog is a forum to communicate about the intersection of insects with people and policy. This is a personal blog. The opinions and materials posted here are those of the author and are in no way connected with those of my employer.
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