Amber ambush

spider and wasp fixed in amber

Caught in time – 100 million years

The image is of the only fossil discovered that shows a spider attacking prey in its web. Estimated to be about 100 million years old, the dramatic scene is preserved in amber.

And, as someone points out on Flickr, what’s the extra, larger limb at the bottom right of the picture?

For more on the story, go to Wired.com[1]

[1]: Wired.com

Image: Flickr/Oregon State University

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