|AGE:||25 million years|
|LOCATION:||Santiago, Dominican Republic|
This insect belongs to the family Pyrochroidae and is generally known as the fire beetle or fire-colored beetle. Its edged antennae can be seen very distinctly in this specimen. This chunk of amber also contains a fossil millipede and a spider. Fire beetles, millipedes and spiders have all remained unchanged for millions of years, showing that living things did not evolve from one another in stages, but were created at once, together with all their characteristics.