Micromalthus debilis
Wisconsin, USA

photograph © Alex Wild 2007

Micromalthus has perhaps the most convoluted life cycle of any animal.  Here an adult female is seen in a rotting log with young larvae.

More details here: The life cycle of Micromalthus debilis

USA, Wisconsin.  In rotting log.

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This image was captured with a Canon EOS 20D, using a Canon MP-E 65mm 1-5x Macro Lens.