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Looking elegant in pearls - toe biter - Abedus indentatus - male

Looking elegant in pearls - toe biter - Abedus indentatus - Male
Donna O'Neill Land Conservancy, Orange County, California, USA
June 10, 2006
Well, actually they're eggs. Yeah, dad does the hauling.

Bad news for the toe biter
He must feel like a real wuss!

Moved from True Bugs.

We thought it was the male
who carried the eggs around. Is this a "he"?

Never overlook the obvious
A book about ten feet from my elbow ID'ed the toe biter and confirmed that the male is indeed the egg carrier. (Insects of The Los Angeles Basin by Charles L. Hogue.)

I have no idea
My thought that it's a toebiter is from something someone mentioned on a hike, relating to size and location of the critter. I know nothing of these guys, and attempts to ID from photos failed me.

Identity confirmed; needs a guide page
Identity confirmed by Peter Bryant. See his UCI website:

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