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Jeanna Bryner, LiveScience Managing Editor | May 14, 2012 03:43pm ET
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Ancient Thrip in Action
Credit: Enrique Peñalver, IGME.
with pollen attached to the body over an ovulate organ of a gingko.
A synchrotron X-ray image of the specimen of
, showing the pollen grains (yellow) covering its body.
Credit: Enrique Peñalver/IGME
This photo taken under a microscope reveals Gymnosperm pollen, attached to the abdomen and wing of a
fossilized insect inclusion in amber.
Credit: Enrique Peñalver, IGME
Trapped in amber, a specimen of
with pollen grains attached to itsbody.
The researchers used synchrotron X-ray tomography to get a close look at the thrip and attached pollen grains veiled by the amber. Shown here, an amber
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sample mounted in the microtomograph to be imaged.
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