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Brachyelatus marthae wasp in amber

Brachyelatus marthae wasp in amber

Wasp specimens discovered in amber dating from 34–55 million years ago wasp turned out to be a new species in the chalcid wasp subfamily Chrysolampinae, which University of California, Riverside, researcher Roger Burks named Brachyelatus marthae after his mother Martha Shadle. These image shows different views of the 2 millimeter-long wasp, including its distinguishing features, such as details in the forewing (5) and antennae (6). (Photos by Roger Burks, originally published in Burks et al 2019, Insect Systematics and Diversity)

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