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Found around 3,200 feet on trail in Shenandoah National Park.
This is indeed a carabidae beetle larva. I agree with Anne. A young cricket will look similar to an adult cricket.
Anne: it certainly seems to match—thanks! I'm going to update the ID based on this.It moved quickly, so it was hard to get a decent photo of it with my phone. Too bad, the color and markings were pretty striking.
Beetle larva maybe - have a look at this:http://bugguide.net/node/view/142836
most bizarre. looks like a cross between an earwig and a tractor millipede.
Good question—haven't a clue! Hoping someone here can help ID it.
What is it?
Spotted on Jul 22, 2012 Submitted on Jul 23, 2012