3 interesting finds in San Bernardino County

Aquarimax

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On a long car trip yesterday, we stopped near Beacon a Station, San Bernardino County California and flipped rocks for 30-40 minutes. We were not disappointed! IMG_4265.JPG This is the first time we have found a wild Solfugid!
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I have no idea what kind of beetles these are, but they have a unique cantaloupe-like texture.
IMG_1057.JPG This was perhaps the most exciting for us--we think it is a juvenile Scolopendra polymorpha.
 

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chanda

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Oooh! Cool! The beetles are a type of blister beetle, Cysteodemus armatus: http://bugguide.net/node/view/38586

I'm going to be looking for some of these (among other things) later this week, down towards Indio or Coachella. I found a Meloe sp. a couple of weeks ago near Redlands.
 
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RTTB

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We have access to a lot of great bug hunting areas in San Bernardino County.
 

RTTB

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That Blister Beetle is very unique. I've never seen one like that.
 
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