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Friday, September 17, 2010

Beetle and Sand Flea

With all the fog and rain we've had of late, it's been a good time to look down at your feet while hiking, which has led me to discover these two critters. This first one is a carrion beetle, Nicrophorus defodiens:

This one is a sand flea, an amphipod I found on the beach. I believe it may be of the genus Orchestia:


Julie said...

in their own little buggy ways, they're rather cute...

The K said...

I like it when you show critters that aren't in the mainstream of photography. Cool pictures.

Warren Baker said...

So That's what the shore birds are catching for lunch !

Lancashire and Lakeland Outback Adventure Wildlife Safaris said...

Great beetle and a good hopper pic too. Once found a bottle within which wasa dead mouse that had become trapped - also in there were several specimens of the aptly named, and very similar to yours, N.investigator which had investigated to their doom.

Hope you get some decent weather soon