Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Insect with Compound Eye Fossil

This image shows an insect fossil with compound eyes. The fossil was found in the Florissant Formation of Teller County, Colorado, USA. It dates to the Eocene Epoch (56-33.9 million years ago) of the Paleogene Period (66-23 million years ago). Thanks to Kenny for this microscope image. Field of view (FOV) on image is approximately 2 mm.

The second image is a similar fossil but FOV is 1mm.