Eocene Green River Multiple Insects
Multiple Insects
Green River Formation
Parachute Creek Member
Middle Eocene
Uintah County, Utah
This is a very interesting assemblage of insects arrange in a linear strand. They include: Chilosia sp.(fly), Pronemobius sp.(cricket), Tipula sp.(crane fly), Dicranomyia sp.(crane fly), Sakenia sp.(gnat), and Limetopum sp.(ant). There are also several unidentified insects. Multiple insects on a single specimen are not unusual but this variety of insects is rare on a single plate. This type of orientation and variety of insects has been interpreted by some to represent an accumulation of insects that may have been trapped in a spider web. All identifications are based on Scudder (Tertiary Insects of North America) 1890.