Crichton’s Jurassic Park was based on the idea that mosquitoes trapped in amber might have DNA from dinosaur blood they fed upon. A new finding of amber insects revives the idea, only this time from the feathers they ate. Discovered in Myanmar, beetles were found trapped in amber on molted feathers of a dinosaur or dinosaur-like birds. Modern birds have similar ectoparasites that munch on the ends of feathers. It could be that birds developed the trait of molting to shed themselves of these parasites.

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