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Robber FlyFossil, Fossil Robber Fly
Dr. David Grimaldi - American Museum of Natural History
Robber Fly
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American Museum of Natural History (AMNH C88860)

Image processing: Dr. Jessie Maisano
Publication Date: 25 Sep 2007


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About the Species

This specimen is preserved in Baltic amber of unknown age and locality. It was made available to the High-Resolution X-ray CT Facility for scanning by Dr. David Grimaldi and Dr. Tam Nguyen of the American Museum of Natural History. Funding for image processing was provided by a National Science Foundation Digital Libraries Initiative grant to Dr. Timothy Rowe of The University of Texas at Austin.

About this Specimen

The specimen was scanned by Richard Ketcham on 16-17 September 1998 along its long axis for a total of 132 slices. Each slice is 0.1 mm thick, with an interslice spacing of 0.1 mm and a field of reconstruction of 14 mm.

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See stereoscopic images of insects trapped in Baltic amber on Wolfgang Wiggers' homepage

robber flies from the website of Fritz Geller-Grimm (Museum Wiesbaden)

robber flies on Featured Creatures (University of Florida and Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services)

About Fossil Insects from Meganeura, the palaeoentomological newsletter

& Links

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To cite this page: Dr. David Grimaldi, 2007, "Robber Fly" (On-line), Digital Morphology. Accessed November 29, 2015 at http://digimorph.org/specimens/Robber_fly/.

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