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Neolepolepis occidentalis (Mockford) - Neolepolepis occidentalis - female

Neolepolepis occidentalis (Mockford) - Neolepolepis occidentalis - Female
Opelika, Lee County, Alabama, USA
August 11, 2011
Size: 1.8 mm
My mission was to find a Lichenomimid which prefer “shaded outcrops, stone and cement structures and shaded tree trunks” . After much searching, I decided to explore the old family cemetery here on White Farm (my maiden name was White). I went to the first grave: “James D. White 1800 to 1863” and started sweeping away leaf litter covering the old lichen covered native rock and cement. I did not find my target species, but instead found this one. Due to the distinctive anatomy I'm posting this one prior from hearing from the guru. If I'm wrong I'll eat my hat.

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