Posted by: Mark | May 2, 2015

Under the Rock Again

Yesterday after class, I checked under the same rock as I did two times previous. There are other rocks in the area but I’m just attached to this one I guess.

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Here’s the only new species I saw, a formica ant. Formica ants are beneficial because they kill pest insects.

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Here’s the underneath of the rock, the whole world for many little animals.

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The white grubs I photographed earlier metamorphed into bark beetles, pest insects. The formica ants apparently took care of this one.

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At least the pillbugs are healthy. Here’s your day in the sun, pillbug.



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