Cloe up of larvae, including a partially eaten leaf
Amazing Dragon Fly Larvae
Dragon Fly larvae Libuella doris
Age: Upper Miocene, Messinian, (25m. years old)
Fossil site: Turin, Piemont, Italy
Description: These Dragonfly larvae are from the family Libellulidae.
Non marine fossils arthropods are known only from a few deposits in the world. The most beautifully preserved are found in this region of Italy.
In the Miocene, a Mediterranean salinity crisis occurred, and caused the death of many creatures.
A plate such as this with so many dragon fly larvae preserved is very rare and makes this a very exceptional piece.
Fossil: 9cm x 8cm
Frame: 52cm x 52cm