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                                    CAVE CRITTERS


 Many critters use caves as their habitats. The critters that have only live in caves are actually on endangered species lists. They don't tend to bother anyone unless possibly if you bother them, but many of them are quite fragile so leaving them alone is a must.  


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Bats; Picture 1; Picture 2 ; Picture 3 From Boyden Cave; Picture 4 ; Picture 5 ; Picture 6 ; Picture 7 

           Picture 8;  Picture 9. If you can ID these bats send me email. Kim

Bat, Fruit: Victoria Museum

Beetle:  is a checkered beetle, Trichodes ornatus, and is not a cave insect even though this one may have accidentally gotten into a cave. Sheridan Mt. Cave.

Beetle from Philippines Silop Cave in bat guano.

Big Foot:

Bones: Picture 1 at Oregon caves NM. Picture 2. Oregon caves NM.  Picture 3 Sheridan Mt. cave. Picture 4 in Pillars of Fire cave 


Camel Cricket; (possible Pristoceuthophilus) From Silver Creek Mine at Opal Creek Oregon.

Cat; Black Chasm Cave California.

Ensantina: This one found in Sequoia Crystal cave California.

Frog. Found in a cave at mount Saint Helens. 

Harvestmen: (Nelima Paessleri) Picture 2 Oregon caves NM. 

Hellgrammite: Genus Dysmicohermes. Found in Deadhorse Cave, Trout Lake Wa. 

Moth. Found in a Sheridan Mountain Cave Oregon.   Triphosa haesitata, brown tissue moth, which hibernates in caves throughout our region.

Pika: Found at Skamaniac Cave Washington.

Rabbit. Found in happy cave Trout Lake

Scorpion: Uroctonus mordax. This one found at Mount Saint Helens. Picture 2. Picture 3. Picture 4

Silverfish:  cave-adapted silverfish and it find represented a range extension for the species. A Dave Bunnel Photo California.

Skink: Found at Upfalls cave Trout Lake

Slug: Banana Slug. Found in Wicket cave Trout Lake Wa.  Picture 2

Springtail: Found in Oregon caves NM.   probably Onychiurus oregonensis, an endemic troglobite.

Spider: Found in Boyden Cave, Kings Canyon California.

Spider found in Trout Lake Washington. male orbweaver. Doesn't live in caves. 

Spirobolid millipede: Found in Crystal Palace Cave California

Tick: picture 2

Unknown From Philippines Silop Cave.




Human Cave Critters:


Aaron S.

Bob J.

Charlie F.

Chris M.

Claude K.

Dave B.

Dennis G.  Picture 2.

Doug (WVG)

Doug & Alisa


Garry (WVG)

Garry (OG)

Gene H.

Hester M. 

Josh H.

Ken S.

Kenth L.  Picture 2

Kim L.

Lisa B. 


Matthew & Mariya 

Nenita L.

Paul Rose

Rhyss Anne

Tom P.

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