Meet Aethiocarenus burmanicus. It's a 100-million-year-old insect from Myanmar trapped in a glob of amber. It has a triangular head with two bulging eyes that make it look a bit like the alien star of the 1982 sci-fi hit " E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial." The insect is so different, it was given its own scientific order: Aethiocarenodea.
The researchers believe the extinct insect was most likely an omnivore and would have been able to see behind itself thanks to its unusual head. Poinar says he created a Halloween mask that resembled the alien-looking insect noggin, but had to take it off because it was scaring young trick-or-treaters.
Researchers discovered one other insect specimen, also trapped in amber and similar to this one. That means the order Aethiocarenodea consists of just two known samples of the species.