LETTER : Gnat-picking

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The Independent Online
From Dr Ed Jarzembowski

Sir: It was a pleasure to see natural history (amber) make the front page ("Amber bee eclipses 'Jurassic Park' fiction", 19 May). I don't wish to be a spoilsport, but your "bee" is, in fact, a fungus gnat (ie, a true fly).

Yours sincerely,


Maidstone Museum and

Art Gallery, Maidstone, Kent

The writer is Visiting Research Fellow, Reading and Keeper of Natural History, Maidstone.