In 2004 I received in loan this magnificent piece of Dominican amber from Joerg Wunderlich. The spider inside is the first representative known of the genus Leptopholcus in amber, dating back about 23 million years. I tried to find more specimens in amber during a recent trip to the Dominican Republic, but without success. What I did find were several new species of extant Leptopholcus species, and these are described, together with the fossil species, in this paper.
Photo: B. A. Huber