Haploembia solieri - Webspinner
Oligotomidae - Embiidina
Northern California, USA
Webspinners are elongate orthopteroid insects that spin silken galleries using glands on their forelegs. Here a webspinner is seen inside her gallery. Haploembia is an introduced species in California.
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