BioImages: The Virtual Field-Guide (UK)
Gordionus violaceus (Baird, 1853) (Faceted Hairworm)
||14 June 2010
|OS grid ref
||54° 0' N, 2° 10' W
||Vice County: Mid-west Yorks, VC64, England
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|Stage or state
||emerging from squashed Carabid beetle on footpath
||Forked tail so it's a male.
Body finely longitudinally striped. No cuticular ledge behind cloacal opening. Under microscope, cuticle with hexagonal plates separated by a row of fine granules.
Kept in fridge, then photographed: 19 June 10; microscopy 4 Aug.