Rocks and Gems Canada

Fossilized Plecia Fly

Rocks and Gems Canada

Fossilized Plecia Fly

Fossilized Plecia Fly insects are extremely rare to find. The Plecia fly is found in the green river formation of Wyoming, USA and range from 40-50 million years old. As the insect contains no hard shell, the insect must fall into water and be covered with sediment to fossilize. Thus, there are very few insect specimens as a bizarre set of coincidences must occur in order for the insect to fossilize.

  • Dimensions: 67mm x 80mm x 10mm.
  • Genuine Fossil.
  • This item includes an information card about the fossil.
  • A certificate of authenticity is included with this item.

This fossil requires special care - exposure to water and other chemicals, such as cleaning products or aerosols, will damage it over time. If you polish the stone, use a dry cloth only, or an air duster that does not contain any disinfectant or other chemicals.