Mt. Washington Balsam Fir - Pytho
Mt. Washington, Coos County, New Hampshire, USA
July 3, 2007
Balsam fir has lighter colored, smoother bark surface. When the bark is peeled back from a dead tree or log a very fibrous layer is revealed on the bark's backside. Relatively few arthopod species appear to inhabit this tree species. I have never found any Pytho larvae under Balsam fir bark.
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