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Ceti Alpha 5’s Indigenous Life-form

Posted in Sci-Fi with tags , , on January 25, 2012 by MONSTERMINIONS

I was sorting through some macro-images tonight and found this shot of an antlion (Family Myrmeleontidae). This specimen was about the size of a currant or small pea.  I dug him out of a deadfall trap in fine sandy soil under my deck.  Remember Ceti Alpha 5’s “only indigenous life-form” from Wrath of Khan (1982)?  It was a ferocious dune-dwelling burrowing beast that spawned ear-wig offspring that crawled into Chekov’s and Captain Terrell’s ear.  Yuk.  I always thought the Ceti Eel looked a bit like an antlion.  Here it is: