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Symphyla (classified under myriapoda), found under a rock:

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Crane fly:

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I really love its wings.

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Lady slipper. Another person on the trail told me that it was the first one he had seen in twenty years. In this photo, you can see how it tricks the insects into brushing against the stamen to help pollination:

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Saw a *lot* of Longhorn Beetles (apparently Lepturinae, probably Anthophylax).

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In this closeup, you can see it had a passenger: a pseudoscorpion, perhaps!

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A Globular Springtail (Collembola), perhaps on a beetle grub:

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Posted 2014-06-01 by gaurav1729 in Uncategorized

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