phengodes species_female_feeding_on_a_narceus_americanus, _dug_gap_park, _rocky_face_mountain, _whitfield_county, _georgia_1, I_AMC7076
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Manuel and I stopped at Rocky Face Mountain on the way home from the weekend. We were looking around the cliffs when I saw this north American millipede acting erratic with something on its head. I watched the struggle for awhile and decided to photograph it. I did some research and found out what was going on. The attacker is a female glow-worm beetle and it feeds on north American millipedes. The female beetle apparently never develops wings. They eventually eat everything inside. For more information:

title phengodes species female feeding on a narceus americanus, dug gap park, rocky face mountain, whitfield county, georgia 1
date yyyymmdd hr:mn 2009:06:21 18:15:11
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