100-million-year-old spider attack captured in amber
A picture of the spider attack in amber. As Juanito Rostagno would say in “Jurassic Park,” “Hay que lindo eres vas hacer a much gente feliz.” (Click to enlarge.)
(Credit: Oregon State University )
Oregon State University researchers this week revealed details about a piece of amber from the Early Cretaceous period that contains a spider in its web attacking an intruding wasp.
The fossilized moment of doom — the first of its kind discovered in amber — derived from the Hukawng Valley in Myanmar, somewhere around 97 to 110 million years ago.
“The wasp was watching the spider just as it was…
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