Dims: 2.0" x 1.3" x 0.4"(5.1 x 3.3 x 1.0 cm)
Wt: 8.9 g
100 km south of Mombasa, Kenya
Over 10 insects are contained in this specimen, which dates back to the Miocene epoch. There are a variety of flies, at least one wasp, a beetle, an insect that strongly resembles some type of weevil, and what is called a fulgorid. I am thinking that a fulgorid is some type of very large, winged insect with long, thick legs, as the remains of such an insect are partially in the specimen. I am not sure, though- Webster's dictionary gives the definition for the word fulgor as "splendor, a dazzling brightness". I do not see any evidence of a firefly or lightning bug, so I am stumped. Is there an entomologist, or anybody, that can shed light on this?