Thursday, September 17, 2020

Prepped Snout Nosed Weevil Fossil


The image above has recently been prepped, the picture below is what it looked like before. I originally posted this on August 12, 2020. Field of view (FOV) is about 5 mm.

The images show a snout beetle or weevil insect fossil of the Order Coleoptera, Family Curculionidae found in the Florissant Formation of Teller County, Colorado, USA. It dates to the Eocene Epoch of the Paleogene Period. Thanks to my cousin Kenny for the image who prepped it. His cousin Doug found this fossil.