Ancient Amber Reveals Life Of Never-Before-Seen Cricket

July 30, 2014 8:20 PM

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Ancient Amber Reveals Life Of Never-Before-Seen Cricket

Researchers took a new look at a collection of 20 million-year-old amber that was first collected over 50 years ago.

The findings helped the researchers gain new insights into the world of ancient tropical insects. The team especially focused on the pygmy locust, which was a rose thorn-sized grasshopper that fed on moss, algae, and fungi, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign reported. The finding is exci...

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