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Sierra Wormlion - Vermileo comstocki - male

Sierra Wormlion - Vermileo comstocki - Male
Off Packsaddle Pass Road, El Dorado County, California, USA
June 25, 2018
This adult male was found at 6:06 pm (approximately 2 and 1/2 hrs before sunset) hanging about 6 inches above a number of larval wormlion pit traps...suspended from the low "ceiling" of the overhanging rock by silken threads (with scattered clumps of sand concretions).

I presume the male here was waiting in anticipation of a mating opportunity...e.g. with females visiting the prime larval habitat to oviposit; or those potentially eclosing from pupae buried among the Vermileo pit traps below.

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