Oregon State University researchers have discovered a spider and a wasp frozen together in a piece of amber, a moment in time from the Early Cretaceous period.
The find, which was dug up in a northern region of Myanmar called Hukawng Valley, is believed to be the first fossil capturing a spider about to attack its prey.
Just seconds before the spider was about to strike, resin flowed over the insects, preserving them both -- and the moment. The discovery was reported in the latest issue of the journal Historical Biology.
According to the report, the amber dates to about 100 million years ago -- the age of the dinosaurs. Both the spider and the wasp species are extinct.