Dragonfly, insect

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Dragonfly wing

This is an amazingly well-preserved and quite large dragonfly wing, 11.1mm in length. The counterslab (the other side of the wing when the rock split open) is below. Dragonflies are identified by the veination on the wings.

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Common name

Dragonfly, insect

Type

Arthropods > Insects


Strata

Purbeck Beds, Lower

Time period

Lower Cretaceous

Age

140 million years

Where found

Bincombe Hill road cutting

Found by

Rob Coram

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.14715