Friday, August 23, 2013

Here Be Monsters


 Yes here be monster millipedes. Just everywhere as we hiked through the forest from Big Meadows down to Lewis Falls.
Something from the genus Narceus. Likely N. americanus, we saw literally dozens of these along the couple of miles up and down the hill to the falls. Difficult to miss really being as they are about 3 1/2 inches long.
 Apparently the millipede man at BugGuide yawns when he sees these and pastes in his comment
"Narceus americanus (Beauvois, 1817) (Spirobolida: Spirobolidae) again, the most common millipede species in eastern North America."
Oh God not another of those 3 1/2 inch N. americanus. They are soooooooooo passe.
Well some of us are still impressed you jaded old bugger. 
Oh yes and here also be Black Bears by the side of the road but I still had the macro bug lens on.


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