The ‘old murderer’ bug died 50 million years ago, messing with its sex remains intact


Broken parts of the minuscule genitals of a small Cretaceous insect were recently put back together after spending more than a decade.

Researchers have described a new species of killer bug dating fossils dating from about 50 million years ago to a remarkably preserved fossil. At the time of the discovery of the fossil in Colorado in 2006, it was split in between; When there were two cracks around the rock, each half was half of the insect’s body. The split was almost perfect, but a small structure called the pygophore – the genital capsule of a male insect about the size of a rice grain, was broken in such a way that its original shape was unclear, scientists revealed in a statement.

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