This new fossil is the only record of an adult female insect from the Mesozoic era. The specimen, preserved in amber, was trapped while carrying around 60 eggs and her first freshly hatched nymphs. The eggs and nymphs are encased in a wax-coated egg sac on the abdomen.
This new fossil is the only record of an adult female insect from the Mesozoic era. The specimen, preserved in amber, was trapped while carrying around 60 eggs and her first freshly hatched nymphs. The eggs and nymphs are encased in a wax-coated egg sac on the abdomen. CCBY 4.0 Wang et al.
This new fossil is the only record of an adult female insect from the Mesozoic era. The specimen, preserved in amber, was trapped while carrying around 60 eggs and her first freshly hatched nymphs. The eggs and nymphs are encased in a wax-coated egg sac on the abdomen. CCBY 4.0 Wang et al.

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