Dragonfly, insect

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Wow, if only…

If only this specimen had been complete when Sam Scriven rescued it from the sea… But that’s the nature of fossil collecting along our coast; erosion uncovers the fossils, but it also damages and destroys them unless people find them first.

Find out more on the insects page.

Common name

Dragonfly, insect

Type

Arthropods > Insects


Strata

Purbeck Beds

Time period

Lower Cretaceous

Age

135 million years

Where found

Durlston Bay, Swanage

Found by

Sam Scriven in September 2009

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.14731