HUGE, Split Pair Dragonfly from Solnhofen, Germany

Name: Anisophlebia helle
Age:  Jurassic
Formation:  Malm zeta 2 (Solnhofen)
Location:  Eichstadt, Germany
Size: Wingspan is 5.3 inches across!

Specimen SSE24

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This is simply a museum quality fossil. It is a large SPLIT PAIR Anisophlebia helle dragonfly from the Solnhofen Limestone of Germany. Dragonflies are probably the most prized invertebrate fossils from this site, and this is a textbook example. This very large specimen (the wingspan is well over FIVE INCHES ACROSS) is complete and displays its features beautifully.All four wings are wonderfully showcased, with the extremely fine venation and distinct shape easily seen. The large head and segmented body of the dragonfly are both well preserved, and some delicate mandibles are even present (rare). There are no cracks or breaks in the large, natural matrix plates, making for a fabulous NATURAL display. And, remember, this is a SPLIT PAIR SPECIMEN - TWO FOSSILS IN ONE! This is one of the most displayable fossil dragonflies from Solnhofen we have ever had. It is an extremely collectible example of one of the most sought-after fossil insects in the world.

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