Winter in Summerland: rare insect #1

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While hiking the Kettle Valley Railway trail by Naramata I found a rare insect: a Grylloblattidae, or rock crawler. These insects are considered extremophiles, and are primarily found on ice and in both high latitudes and altitudes. I’ve never seen one of these before, so I was quite excited to find one.

Links:

http://tolweb.org/Grylloblattidae/8256

http://bugguide.net/node/view/244862

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grylloblattidae

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