Assassin Flies Found in Burmese Amber. Paleontologists have described a new species of assassin fly found preserved in two pieces of Burmese amber. For more than 100 million years, these creatures have ruled the world of insects as a top predator.
"Thanks to a gift by Robert Hazen, this fossil of a new Apianurus species is now a part of the Museum's collection. This beautiful fossil was discovered by paleontologist Jake Skabelund in 2011 at the Walcott-Rust Quarry in New York.
Burmese amber - also known as burmite, is a Cretaceous age amber up to 99 million years old found mainly in the Hukawng Valley, Kachin State, Myanmar (Burma). The most common amber containing insect inclusions of the Cenomanian.