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Ptenothrix beta

Ptenothrix beta
Oso Flaco Lake, San Luis Obispo County, California, USA
January 2, 2017
Size: ~1mm
Found on arroyo willow (Salix lasiolepis) in coastal riparian habitat. Identified by Frans Janssens on Flickr

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Ptenothrix beta Ptenothrix beta

Ptenothrix beta juvenile
Note the characteristic 2 'tears' under the eyepatch.
Note especially that this is a juvenile instar that is preparing to moult. So it is not the usual habitus of adult P. beta.

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