Competition 2023 – Photography – 18 and over – Tim Jonas – (3) Archaeognatha

By Tim Jonas

Jumping Bristletails are some of the most evolutionarily primitive insects alive today, pre-dating the dinosaurs by 200 million years. Often found under stones, these unique non-flying insects can jump several cm's in the air and have a covering of scales that provide protection.
Competition: 2023 - Photography - 18 and over
Insect order: Bristletails
Species: Jumping bristletail, Dilta sp
Picture taken in: United Kingdom

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