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Snowflea Paradise - Hypogastrura nivicola
Tiger Mt., 5 air miles SE Issaquah, elev. about 3000', King County, Washington, USA
March 6, 2011
My identification of these snowfleas was confirmed by Ken Christiansen (99-1 odds!) and Richard Zack. This remarkable photo was taken with a Canon G12 by my son, who lives in Kirkland, WA. I think the mass of snowfleas resembles the "Smoke Monster" from the t.v. show "LOST"!