Fossil Dragonfly Libellula Doris Larvae From Piedmont, Italy
C. 16 million years ago – Upper Miocene Period
Order to which the fossil belongs: Odonata
Name of which the family belongs: Libellulidae
Libellula doris is an extinct species of dragonflies, commonly called skimmers. This very thin plate has two complete specimens.
Insects are terrestrial and freshwater arthropods. The earliest insects are wingless and were found in the Early Devonian, although the majority are winged, and by the Late Carboniferous, this group became one of the first animals to evolve powered flight.
A well preserved and detailed fossilised dragonfly.
Size: Larvae: 13mm & 14mm length
Matrix: 57mm x 90mm x 2mm