NEW FOSSIL PHOTOS: "Graceful Weasel," Jewel Bug, More

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This drowned weaver ant queen fell to her death around 47 million years ago as she flew over Lake Messel, an ancient volcanic lake that once filled the Messel Pit near modern-day Frankfurt, Germany.

Modern members of the Oecophylla ant genus can be found in the tropics of Africa and Southeast Asia, where they are famed for weaving nests of plant material using silk from their larvae.
— Photograph courtesy Senckenberg Research Institute
 
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