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Vinegarroon, Thelyphonida, uropygids, insect 19 Sept 2010

Vinegarroon. Wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vinegaroon says “Thelyphonida is an arachnid order comprising invertebrates commonly known as vinegarroons. They are often called uropygids in the scientific community after the former order Uropygi (which originally also included the order Schizomida). They are also known as whip scorpions because of their resemblance to true scorpions and because of their whiplike tails.”
Vinegarroon, Thelyphonida, uropygids, insect
From a workshop on Macro Photography by Dave Bowlus et al., San Luis Obispo, CA 19 Sept 2010. An especial thanks to Dennis Sheridan for providing the live subject seen in this photo, and to Cheryl Strahl for superb organization and coordination of the workshop.
Photo by “Mike” Michael L. Baird, mike [at} mikebaird d o t com, flickr.bairdphotos.com; Shooting a Canon 1D Mark III, Canon EF 180mm f3.5L Macro USM AutoFocus Telephoto Lens, Canon Speedlite 580EX II Flash, handheld or on a small Gitzo tripod. ?To use this photo, see access, attribution, and commenting recommendations at http://www.flickr.com/people/mikebaird/#credit – Please add comments/notes/tags to add to or correct information, identification, etc. Please, no comments or invites with badges, images, multiple invites, award levels, flashing icons, or award/post rules. Critique invited.

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