Specimens in this section were excavated from a quarry in Florissant (Teller County, Colorado) and collected by Mr. Joseph Cancellare who kindly allowed us to photograph his insect fossils. These images represent only a small part of his collection; which “consists of 2,400 catalogued plants, insects, and fish fossils.” For more information about Mr. Cancellare’s fossils go to:

Investigation of Fossil Insect Systematics of Specimens Collected at the Clare Quarry Site in the Florissant Fossil Beds, Florissant, Colorado from 1996 to Present

Estimated age is 34.07 +/- 0.10 million years old

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