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Image of Apterobittacus apterus (MacLachlan 1871)

Image of Apterobittacus apterus (MacLachlan 1871)

Description:

Wingless Scorpionfly (Apterobittacus apterus), Windy Hill Open Space Preserve, San Mateo County, California - 1 June 2013. Crawling awkwardly but quickly across the Spring Ridge Trail this morning. I thought this was a walkingstick, but v belov and the balabans from Bug Guide kindly provided the correct ID. A crappy photo, but my first from this order of insects. Supposedly this species is fairly common in grasslands in the Bay Area.

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