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Found around 3,200 feet on trail in Shenandoah National Park.

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7 Comments

MartinL
MartinL 9 years ago

This is indeed a carabidae beetle larva. I agree with Anne. A young cricket will look similar to an adult cricket.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Cricket Larva.

davidmurr
davidmurr 9 years ago

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

auntnance123
auntnance123 9 years ago

most bizarre. looks like a cross between an earwig and a tractor millipede.

davidmurr
davidmurr 9 years ago

Good question—haven't a clue! Hoping someone here can help ID it.

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 9 years ago

What is it?

davidmurr
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davidmurr

Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA

Spotted on Jul 22, 2012
Submitted on Jul 23, 2012

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