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Amphipods

Observed: 18th May 2013 By: gramandy
Kent Wildlife TrustThanet Coast ProjectWildwood Trust
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Amphipod
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Description:

Amphipods - looks like male has picked up on the female's pheromones and hanging onto her (her texture being really soft suggested she had gone into a parturial molt). She's ready. He didn't appreciate being disturbed. These are notoriously difficult to get good pics of to be able to use ID markers.

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Species interactions

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red spot...

....on tail segment also visible - even more likely to be locusta.