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Megalorchestia californiana is a species of sand-hopper in the family Talitridae. Brightly colored antennae that exceed the body length of this large beach hopper make it easy to identify.
Spotted on a sandy beach at Tongue Point. M. californiana is native to the west coast of North America where its range extends from Vancouver Island in British Columbia to Laguna Beach, California. It is found on slightly sloping sandy beaches and retreats far up the beach.