Leaf litter bugs
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LordV
Registered: Jan 02, 2006
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Getting to the time of year when looking in damp leaf litter can be productive

Brian v.

Bark fly about 1.9mm body length


Dicyrtomina globular springtail about 1.1mm body length


Soldier fly larva about 7mm body length


Buff ermine moth caterpillar about 22mm body length



denis55
Registered: Jan 11, 2012
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nice set brian.



michael kilner
Registered: Feb 09, 2007
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v.nice esp like the last shot



LordV
Registered: Jan 02, 2006
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Thanks Denis and Michael for the comments
Brian V.



keegan
Registered: Jul 26, 2012
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Great shots, that soldier fly larva looks very well camouflaged.



LordV
Registered: Jan 02, 2006
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keegan wrote:
Great shots, that soldier fly larva looks very well camouflaged.


Thanks for the comments

Yes the soldier fly larvae are pretty well camouflaged - they seem to feed on the biofilm on decaying leaves.

Brian v.