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Chamise Gall Insects - Liposcelis

Chamise Gall Insects - Liposcelis
Lake Murray, San Diego County, California, USA
May 28, 2018
There was a large patch of chamise that was covered with these small galls. Most of a bush would be covered. When I cut a gall open, several insects spilled out.

All the insects have one or two dark spots -- usually at the rear. I'm wondering if this is accumulated waste that the insect would dump all at once after it exited the gall. Anybody know?

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The only way to ID these to species..
is first, to preserve some in ethanol and second, to get an expert to agree to attempt an identification. Any chance you preserved some specimens of this one?

 
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I didn't preserve any, but I've still got some live ones and there's about a million more where those came from. There are a lot of galls on those plants.

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