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Photo#2037411
Unknown Isopod at Crystal Cove.  - Pentidotea resecata

Unknown Isopod at Crystal Cove. - Pentidotea resecata
Crystal Cove State Park, Orange County, California, USA
September 10, 2021

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Unknown Isopod at Crystal Cove.  - Pentidotea resecata Unknown Isopod at Crystal Cove.  - Pentidotea resecata Unknown Isopod at Crystal Cove.  - Pentidotea resecata

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Moved from ID Request.

Our naturalist is suggesting
Our naturalist is suggesting it is an “eelgrass isopod” (Eelgrass isopod, concave isopod, cut-tailed isopod • Idotea resecata, Pentidotea resecata) which is consistent with my search.

https://www.centralcoastbiodiversity.org/eelgrass-isopod-bull-idotea-resecata.html

A springtail...
A springtail...

 
it's an isopod
too many legs for a springtail

 
There are some springtails th
There are some springtails that look like this, tough...

 
kinda, sort of, somewhat...
I assume you're thinking of Entomobryidae/Slender Springtails

compare this isopod to a slender spingtail

notice the differences in the structure of the antennae, the greater number of body segments of the isopod, differences in the shape of the head – plus the different #s of legs, etc.
Isopods and Springtails are different enough that they're placed in different subphyla

These sorts of details are important for correct IDs, esp. if you're offering those IDs to other people without any indication that you know you might not be right.

Helping other BugGuide users is an important part of the BugGuide community but it's important not to lead anyone to an incorrect ID.

 
Yeah... I mostly specialize i
Yeah... I mostly specialize in beetles and wasps, so I think I'll stick to those for now.

 
that's reasonable
no one is able to have a deep understanding of all types of insects. If you see something other than beetles & wasps that interests you, you can always subscribe to that post to see what it turns out to be

 
Thank you.
Thank you.

Any idea what type? In a cursory search, what I’m finding states that the max length is 4mm. The first one was probably 2 inches.

I’m thinking it might be a Pentidotea resecata.

 
Yep!
This is defiantly Pentidotea resecata.

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