Tiny paragliding beetle that lived with dinosaurs discovered in amber, named ‘Jason’

Posted by on June 7, 2018 4:07 pm
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Featherwing beetles are smaller than the period at the end of this sentence. They get their name from the feathery fringe on their wings that enables them to catch the air and float like dandelion seeds. And, it turns out, they go way back — scientists discovered a 99-million-year-old featherwing beetle preserved in amber, and they named it “Jason.”

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