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Life on Lead plant - male - female

Life on Lead plant - Male Female
Heritage Valley, Allamakee County, Iowa, USA
Please help determine connections

July 14, 2016: collected a lep larva on Lead plant, Amorpha canescens, unsuccessful rearing
October 30, 2016: cleaning out the rearing jar found lots of life (dead) including:
2 lep larvae: I don't see evidence or parasitism
Minute Pirate Bugs, Orius insidiosus, 9
Latridiid, 1
a Thrips I almost overlooked
What else did I overlook?
Amorphicola pallida, most of which (may be last instar) have parasitoid emergent holes
4 adults
1-3 nymphs (hard to tell for sure)
several exuvia
Lots of parasitoid wasps, several species, 3 for sure
5 or 6 of these 10 of thesewhich may be the same as the previous photo
1 of these 9 of these

I’m particularly interested in what may have parasitized the psyllids.


Moved from ID Request.

Wow indeed

Except ..
I don't know where to file the original photo. It's sort of the connection, a species of plant confined to a jar, and the life therein. Like you, or because of you, I've got a couple more similar to this.

Why not place it... Insecta?

Thank you.

Amorphicola parasitoids
Jensen, in Parasites of the Psyllidae (1957), records two parasitoids from this genus, both Encyrtidae: Cheiloneurus & Psyllaephagus sp. Both of those records were from California, so I don't know if other parasitoids occur further east.

Looks like at least a dozen or more parasitic wasps in this image, including a number of chalcids. I would try to image each of them separately when you have the time; we may be able to speculate about some of the possible relationships after that. There are at least three families of chalcids that attack psyllids. The scavenger beetle is an interesting find.

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