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    Taxonomic Category Scientific Name Common Name
    Phylum Arthropoda Arthropods
    Class Insecta Insects
    Order Grylloblattodea Rockcrawler


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    (Latin, gryllus = a cricket; Greek, blatta = an insect that shuns light)
    Common Name:
    rock crawlers
    Distribution: Northern Hemisphere

    Rock crawlers are rare and rarely encountered, since they live only in a few cold places, such as the frozen soils near the edges of glaciers. This photo is of a dead female specimen - note the prominent ovipositor .

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