JUMPING PLANT LICE

25 million years

Period: Oligocene
Location: Dominican Republic

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These insects feed on plant sap and they move by leaping. They have remained unchanged for millions of years, as is evidenced by this 25-million-year-old fossil in amber. There is no difference between the insect entombed in amber and specimens living today.

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