Jump to content
Join the Unexplained Mysteries community today! It's free and setting up an account only takes a moment.
- Sign In or Create Account -

New fossil insect in amber used 360-degree vision and sticky feet to find and snare its meals


Still Waters
 Share

Recommended Posts

Posted (IP: Staff) ·

With bulging eyes, an elongated mouth and feet that oozed resin, a fossil insect identified by Oregon State University research is so different from anything alive today that it needed to be placed in its own, extinct family.

George Poinar Jr., professor emeritus in the OSU College of Science, named the insect Palaeotanyrhina exophthalma in a paper published in BioOne Complete. Encased in 100-million-year-old amber from Burma, P. exophthalma is a member of the Hemiptera order—a "true bug," Poinar said.

"Its eyes provided a clear, 360-degree view of its habitat so it could see prey that might appear from any side," Poinar said.

https://phys.org/news/2022-08-newly-fossil-insect-degree-vision.html

Link to comment
Share on other sites

 
  • Replies 0
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

  • Still Waters

    1

Popular Days

Top Posters In This Topic

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.