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Bellingham, Whatcom County, Washington, USA
February 5, 2010
Size: 2 inches
We found this insect at Mt. Baker on a snowshoe hike. We were really confused at what this guy could was because none of us had seen it before. It was crawling across a snow covered road in a pretty open area in the forest so just a little confused at what its intentions were and what it was trying to accomplish on the snow.

Moved from ID Request.

Seems a bit early in the season to be looking for a pupation site. Maybe it was just out for a walk?

Looks like
a Corydalid (Dobsonfly or Fishfly) larva:

Why it was on the snow I couldn't say for sure. Maybe it left the water looking for a place to pupate? Others may be able to tell you more.

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Hmmm yea it does look like a
Hmmm yea it does look like a corydalid! still a little strange but thanks for the help!

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