Gordionus violaceus (Baird, 1853), (faceted hairworm)

14 Jun 2010 at OSGR: SD96 in Mid-west Yorks, England

Record Summaryemerging from squashed Carabid beetle on footpath
Found asLiving animal
Date14 June 2010
OS grid refOSGR: SD96
Lat/Lon54° 0' N, 2° 10' W
Vice CountyMid-west Yorks, VC no: 64
Voucher14 Jun 2010[D]
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Notes: 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.

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