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Scientists have found a few ancient insects frozen in what is Earth's oldest bug trap.
Scientists have found three well preserved ancient insects frozen in amber _ and time _ in what is Earth's oldest bug trap.
While older insects have been found in rock fossils, these are different because they are not compressed and better preserved, said study lead author David Grimaldi, curator of the American Museum of Natural History in New York.
Mites now live on flowering plants, but their ancient relatives must have stayed on trees, Grimaldi said.