Assassin Fly: Male fly

Courtesy of David Grimaldi
April 21, 2014
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Male Assassin Fly
Courtesy of David Grimaldi

This 100 million year old fossil of a male assassin fly provided researchers with a new window into the ecology of the Cretaceous period. Torsten Dikow discovered and named a new species of assassin fly, Burmapogon bruckschi, after studying the first two specimens ever preserved in Burmese amber. (Courtesy of David Grimaldi)