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Friday, July 29, 2011

Doodlebug



Doodlebug / Antlion


Look in the lower left corner . . . they are creepy looking little creatures . . . this doodlebug was working hard going in circles in his sand pit . . . this was the best image I caught of him . . . most just showed him throwing sand . . . keep in mind that these little critters are smaller than the size of a pencil eraser . . . a doodlebug excavates its pit by using its oval-shaped abdomen as a plow and its flat head as a shovel for flicking sand upward. It circles backward through the sand and repeatedly flicks sand upward, raising its head above the soil surface. . . .

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