Thursday, May 3, 2012

Tracks in the Scrub

Here is an interesting picture of various tracks I found on the ground in the Florida scrub. These are mostly millipede tracks. Narceus gordanus millipedes are a large, beautiful, ivory-colored millipede and are common out here. They are the largest millipede species in North America. You can see why they are ivory colored. The combination of white sand and light tan oak leaves that litter the ground makes a light-colored creature well-camoflaged. There are also some mouse tracks and various fossorial insect tracks.

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