Difference between revisions of "Miocene Ants from Sicily"

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*''[[Plagiolepis labilis]]'' Emery, 1891
*''[[Plagiolepis labilis]]'' Emery, 1891
[[Category:Fossils by Country|Sicily]][[Category:Miocene Fossils]]
[[Category:Fossils by Country|Sicily]][[Category:Miocene Fossils|Sicily]]

Latest revision as of 10:51, 5 May 2011

Simetite, or Sicilian amber, takes its name from the river Simeto or Giaretta. It occurs in Miocene deposits and is also found washed up by the sea near Catania. This beautiful material presents a great diversity of tints, but a rich hyacinth red is common. It is remarkable for its fluorescence, which in the opinion of some authorities adds to its beauty