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Forcepstails (Metajapyx sp.) My first time even seeing anything in this order (Diplura)! Under a log/leaf litter. Seemed to be living among or invading the territory of ants?<br />
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Once again, thanks to Arp for helping me get this narrowed down to a family-level ID!<br />
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Once again, thanks to Arp for helping me get this narrowed down to a family-level ID! <br />
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Forcepstails (Metajapyx sp.)

My first time even seeing anything in this order (Diplura)! Under a log/leaf litter. Seemed to be living among or invading the territory of ants?

Once again, thanks to Arp for helping me get this narrowed down to a family-level ID!

Forcepstails (Metajapyx sp.) My first time even seeing anything in this order (Diplura)! Under a log/leaf litter. Seemed to be living among or invading the territory of ants?<br />
<br />
Once again, thanks to Arp for helping me get this narrowed down to a family-level ID! <br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/107407/forcepstails_family_japygidae.html Geotagged,United States,Winter

    comments (3)

  1. Super cool find, Lisa! Posted one month ago
    1. Thanks, I wish I had gotten better shots that day, but it was one of my bad days and I couldn't stoop for too long! Posted one month ago
      1. Ah, I can relate. Posted one month ago

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By Lisa Kimmerling

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Uploaded Jan 17, 2021. Captured Jan 5, 2021 14:50 in 227 Oakman Rd NE, Oakman, GA 30732, USA.
  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II
  • f/22.0
  • 1/128s
  • ISO250
  • 100mm