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Dinosaur Era Insects Found Disguised in Amber

Perhaps to avoid being squashed by dinosaurs, insects began to disguise themselves with debris by at least the Cretaceous Era, new evidence finds.

Published On 06/24/2016
2:00 PM EDT
Myrmeleontoid larvae from Mid-Cretaceous Burmese and French ambers. Credit: Wang et al. Sci. Adv. 2016; 2 : e1501918
Photo: Green lacewing larvae from mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber. Credit: Wang et al. Sci. Adv. 2016; 2 : e1501918
Image: Reconstruction of green lacewing larva based on the fossil finds. Credit: Wang et al. Sci. Adv. 2016; 2 : e1501918