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S. parvulum - ventral palp - Synema parvulum - male
S. parvulum - ventral palp - Synema parvulum - Male
U. Tenn., Knox County, Tennessee, USA
April 28, 1975
Size: 3.3mm
3 of 4 images of this specimen.

S. parvulum - face - Synema parvulum - male
S. parvulum - face - Synema parvulum - Male
U. Tenn., Knox County, Tennessee, USA
April 28, 1975
Size: 3.3mm
2 of 4 images of this specimen.

S. parvulum - dorsal - Synema parvulum - male
S. parvulum - dorsal - Synema parvulum - Male
U. Tenn., Knox County, Tennessee, USA
April 28, 1975
Size: 3.3mm
1 of 4 images of this specimen.
Det. S.E. Riechert. Deposited at UT Austin.

I thought it would be good to have some genitalia photos of this species.

Chimoptesis chrysopyla from the Presidio - Chimoptesis
Chimoptesis chrysopyla from the Presidio - Chimoptesis
Lobos Creek, Presidio, San Francisco County, California, USA
February 26, 2015
Size: 4-5 mm
ID'd by Jerry Powell as Chimoptesis chrysopyla based a collection of this individual. I think this species needs to be added to BugGuide. Attracted to UV light in restored coastal dune scrub (lupines, coyote brush, Ericameria ericoides) adjacent to riparian woodland (coast live oak, willow, alder).

2nd instar Proserpinus lucidus larvae - Proserpinus lucidus
2nd instar Proserpinus lucidus larvae - Proserpinus lucidus
6-7 miles east of Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo County, California, USA
3 of 3 images of this specimen.
This one is nearly ready to shed into 3rd instar. Photograph taken on February 15th.

2nd instar Proserpinus lucidus larvae - Proserpinus lucidus
2nd instar Proserpinus lucidus larvae - Proserpinus lucidus
6-7 miles east of Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo County, California, USA
2 of 3 images of this specimen.
This is a more mature 2nd instar larva. Photograph taken on February 13th.

2nd instar Proserpinus lucidus larvae - Proserpinus lucidus
2nd instar Proserpinus lucidus larvae - Proserpinus lucidus
6-7 miles east of Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo County, California, USA
1 of 3 images of this specimen.
The eggs from which these larvae were raised, were laid by a female I found at my blacklight on January 31st 2013. This photograph was taken on February 13th. The larvae are in 2nd instar. They were reared on the local hostplant, a Clarkia sp., probably Winecup Clarkia (Clarkia purpurea).

1st instar Proserpinus lucidus larvae - Proserpinus lucidus
1st instar Proserpinus lucidus larvae - Proserpinus lucidus
6-7 miles east of Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo County, California, USA
2 of 2 images of this specimen.

1st instar Proserpinus lucidus larvae - Proserpinus lucidus
1st instar Proserpinus lucidus larvae - Proserpinus lucidus
6-7 miles east of Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo County, California, USA
1 of 2 images of this specimen.
The egg from which this larva was raised, were laid by a female I found at my blacklight on January 31st 2013. This photograph was taken on February 8th. The larvae are in 1st instar. They were reared on the local hostplant, a Clarkia sp., probably Winecup Clarkia (Clarkia purpurea).

Willow Beaked Gall Midge?
Willow Beaked Gall Midge?
Weber River nr Coleville, Summit County, Utah, USA
January 24, 2015
Size: 2mm
5 of 5 images of this specimen.