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Basement Insect

Basement Insect
Kelowna, Okanagan, British Columbia, Canada
July 16, 2008
Size: 1 1/2 cm
I was quite sure, since I live in a basement suite, that this insect was a centipede, yet it moved more like an inchworm, and after further taking a picture, I realized it looked more like an earwig. I was looking for something to identify it, and the insect "Hellgrammite" seemed to look very much like it, but still different. I live on the side of a mountain, not near any water, so that option was out. If anyone could help me I'd truly appreciate it!

Moved from Snakeflies.

Thank you!
We have not encountered this before, and just last week had our first specimens show up in King County. Thank you for identifying this. We have some high-resolution close-up images if there is interest in us posting them up.

Moved from Snakeflies.

Thank you!
Wow, that was very fast!

I'll let this little guy go, since he doesn't seem dangerous. I hope he'll come back to me when he's all grown up ;)

They are very cool...
I wish we had them around here.

snakefly larva
See here.

Nice find!

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