Millions of years ago, these insects were trapped in a honey-colored goo: pine tree resin. Over time, the resin hardened into amber, preserving the insects so well that even the fine veins in their wings are visible. They look as if they lived yesterday, but these fossilized insects are thought to be around 38 million years old.
A WINDOW THROUGH TIME
The insects found in amber prove that the insects we see today date back millions of years. Some amber fossils are more than 100 million years old!