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Sierra Wormlion - Vermileo comstocki

Sierra Wormlion - Vermileo comstocki
Off Packsaddle Pass Road, El Dorado County, California, USA
June 25, 2018
Macro-habitat shot...showing granite boulders in montane-coniferous forest, at an elevation of about 6600'.

Note, in particular, the relatively fine "sandy-to-dusty" substrate...together with the shade & cover of the low-overhangs along the boulder edges...which constitute favored habitat for larval Vermileo and their pit-traps. (A closer view of this appears in the next image of the series.)

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