GuidesMagazineShopBuy FossilsJoin Hunts
AMARSH
Hi all, hoping someone can put me out of my misery! Found this at Smoke Jacks quarry today. It’s from the Weald Clay. I didn’t notice it until I started tidying up the rock a bit. I think it could be a beetle elytra? Can someone confirm for me please. Click image for larger version - Name: 3240A153-2725-43CE-BA11-61C957C01500.jpeg, Views: 43, Size: 283.94 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 9F049324-6230-4519-977D-FD2E8903A0C3.jpeg, Views: 46, Size: 773.96 KB
Andrew Marsh
Quote 0 0
s.c.
Hi

Nice to see you again today 😊 If you mean the large shape in the centre of your picture I’m afraid not. The elytra are usually dark/blackish but if complete they’ll have a smooth outline and stripes or spots like those in the reference material you’ve also shown. Or is there a different object I should be looking at in the picture?

Sam
Quote 0 0
AMARSH
Hi thanks for replying so quickly 😺 It’s the circled object. It is a dark grey colour and has faint lines down it. See photo. Click image for larger version - Name: 4103E424-0087-4BA8-B6B6-A6F7F3305440.jpeg, Views: 20, Size: 213.70 KB
Andrew Marsh
Quote 0 0
AMARSH
Here’s my partial insect wing 😺 This one was ID’d on site as probable cockroach. Click image for larger version - Name: F2B84206-597A-4676-BE88-2EC25E52CF8E.jpeg, Views: 27, Size: 364.17 KB
Andrew Marsh
Quote 0 0
AMARSH
Found another (better) one splitting down one of the rocks I brought home with me. Think this one could be a partial cockroach wing 😺 Click image for larger version - Name: E3430261-49BD-475D-B5A6-4C3A0A2A2553.jpeg, Views: 20, Size: 516.24 KB
Andrew Marsh
Quote 0 0
AMARSH
And cleaned up a tiny bit. Click image for larger version - Name: 66CCE812-8140-4CBA-8165-26CCD702776E.jpeg, Views: 25, Size: 658.40 KB
Andrew Marsh
Quote 0 0
Bill G
Hi Andrew,

not sure about the first but other two are partial cockroach wings. Nice.
Cheers, Bill
Quote 0 0
AMARSH
Thanks Bill! Chuffed to find this. I hadn’t appreciated these insect remain were so tiny - this is probably the smallest fossil I have in my collection!
Andrew Marsh
Quote 0 0
Write a reply...


Discussions on fossils, fossil hunting, rocks, locations, and identifying your finds.
(C)opyright 2019 - UKGE Ltd and UK Fossils - Contact us