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Eurhinocricus? - Eurhinocricus

Eurhinocricus? - Eurhinocricus
Kendall, Miami-Dade County, Florida, USA
April 6, 2008
Size: Approximately 2.5 inches
These have appeared in great numbers over the last few months (past 6 months). Never saw one before (15 years in same area), now they are everywhere. They are seen all over walls, outside stairs, and walkways even though damp soil with plenty of leaf litter is nearby. Sizes vary from around 1.5" to near 3.0". Sluggish and slow moving in shade, not much faster when exposed to direct sunlight. I was going to place this directly into the Eurhinocricus area, but wanted to have a definitive ID.

Yep, a representative of the
Yep, a representative of the Rhinocricidae, order Spirobolida. They have been introduced to south Florida and are now abundant (Miami-Dade Co. & the Keys); I first reported them from this area in ca. 2006. Caribbean natives. Rowland Shelley

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