Prehistoric butterfly insect in teardrop-shaped amber -- Approximately 12 Million Years Old -- http://www.worldwidestore.com/39004c.htm
Snail in amber. It's quite uncommon for anything larger than an insect to be trapped in tree sap, since most larger creatures can just wriggle out (including larger insects, hence the great rarity of large spiders or scorpions). Sometimes though, something out of the usual turns up, such as this critter trapped in Baltic amber, the remnants of 44 million year old Eocene tree sap.
This strange insect found preserved in amber represents a new species, genus, family and order of insects. (Photo by George Poinar, courtesy of Oregon State University) "This insect has a number of features that just don't match those of any other insect species that I know," said George Poinar, an OSU entomologist ...