Oldest Insect Fossil Discovered in Intact Condition

A fossil insect with a body that is still complete successfully found. Age fossils about 300 million years or is the world's oldest insect fossil.

The discovery is surprising because the fossil was discovered in 2008 behind a shopping mall in North Attleboro, Massachusetts, United States.

"Like winning the lottery," said study leader, Richard J Knecht, geology students from Tufts University, when he learned that discovery is considered rare.

Insects found that measures 7.6 inches allegedly stuck in the mud long enough. His legs seemed driven to get ready to fly. Thus described Knecht in 2008.

Body of flying insects are usually not durable because of the nature of their soft and fragile. Scientists are usually only found the remains of wings that are not easily digested by the predators.