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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.

About the
Scan

Links

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

Literature
& Links

None available.

Additional
Imagery

To cite this page: Dr. David Grimaldi, 2007, "Robber Fly" (On-line), Digital Morphology. Accessed December 21, 2014 at http://digimorph.org/specimens/Robber_fly/.

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