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47.5494452046, -122.3495006561 (Google, OSM)
47.5494452046, -122.3495006561
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Mar. 21, 2012 13:50:27 -0700
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It's a polychaete worm? Wow, I would have thought it was a beetle larva.

Posted by anita363 almost 3 years ago (Flag)
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Its not a polychaete worm, its an insect of some sort. I found it in a discarded tire near the top of the hill in the Duwamish Greenbelt and have no doubt that its an arthropod, not an annelid. "Beetle larva" sounds promising, I'd like to hear more about that.

Posted by harvestman almost 3 years ago (Flag)
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FYI, it was very small, maybe a quarter of an inch. I have a microscope attachment for my iPhone.

Posted by harvestman almost 3 years ago (Flag)
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Funny, I guess I should have paid attention to the map. It was next to your crab observation so I assumed it was from the same place. The head of this guy looks very similar to a nereid polychaete worm to someone with marine inverts on their brain!

Posted by invertboy almost 3 years ago (Flag)
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It reminded me vaguely of a click beetle larva (Elateridae), but I'm probably way off.

Posted by anita363 almost 3 years ago (Flag)
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Beetles - Photo (c) Mick Talbot, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
anita363's ID: Beetles (Order Coleoptera)
Posted by anita363 almost 3 years ago (Flag)
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Beetles - Photo (c) Mick Talbot, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
pinkpimpernel's ID: Beetles (Order Coleoptera)
Posted by pinkpimpernel about 1 month ago (Flag)
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Beetles - Photo (c) Mick Talbot, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
Community ID: Beetles (Order Coleoptera)
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