Dominican Republic Amber
Currently research has been undertaken to examine several pieces of Amber
originating from the Dominican Republic. Amber is a form of prehistoric
sap. It is an abundant treasure within the Caribbean in particular within
the Dominican Republic.
Apon examination several prehistoric insects were found within
Description:Very common insect. Midges often occur in large
numbers in many places within the world. The larvae of most species is
aquatic. Midges tend to frequent areas near ponds, lakes or wetlands.
Description:Froghoppers are plant eaters. They are small insects,
usually less than 12mm. Froghoppers are very common and often can be
found in grasses and low vegetation. Adults are termed Froghoppers due to
their physical similarity to a small frog.
Current Research Index
Dominican Republic Index
Last updated: 11 May 1997
Comments:Underwater Science Program
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Trustees of Indiana University.