I was wondering if I could have some help identifying a lovely wing, found inside a birchii nodule on Monmouth Beach, Lyme Regis. The two pictures included are of the two halves of the nodule, with the positive and negative impressions. The wing is 19mm in length.
Thank you for your reply Steve. I have also had it suggested that the wing is orthopteran, either grasshopper or cricket. I really would like to try and get to the bottom of a possible positive ID, as I consider it to be the jewel in the crown of my steadily growing insect collection.
Once again, many thanks for any help.
Looks like dragonfly to me, and have to admit it is stunning, I've been collecting and working in the field for nearly twenty years and I've only seen a small handful as good as this and never found one myself. a beautiful and rare find.
What a beautiful specimen, congratulations on such a fantastic find