EARWIG; WORKER ANT

25 million years

Period: Oligocene
Location: Dominican Republic

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In this amber, a worker ant has been fossilized alongside the earwig. Earwig is the general name given to insects of the order Dermaptera. Some 1,800 species from 10 different families have been identified. The most striking feature in all the fossilized specimens is that, as with other living things, there has been no change in their structure. Earwigs have remained unchanged for millions of years, and constitute one of the proofs that invalidate evolution.

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