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Ligidium lapetum

Ligidium lapetum
Glendora, Big Dalton Canyon, Los Angeles County, California, USA
March 30, 2005
Size: 7-8.5 mm
This species is quite common in riparian litter in the south drainages of the San Gabriels, west of San Antonio Canyon. Identification to species depends on examination of the male second pleopods which possess a diagnostic sub-terminal lobe.