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SBBG-SCL-TIC_000079 - Cerobasis

SBBG-SCL-TIC_000079 - Cerobasis
San Clemente Island, Los Angeles County, California, USA
March 1, 2019
Collected from maritime desert scrub via time-constrained search and beat sheet and of Acmispon argophyllus var. adsurgens; 32.8256, -118.3593. Image by Carly E. Yarnell.

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Dr. Mockford ..
would like to see more specimens of this species, especially given the unusual habitat. Would you consider looking for more? If so, I can email you the address.

Heard from Mockford ...
"This is a species of Cerobasis, Family Trogiidae. There are several undescribed North American species in the genus, and I really need to work it over. I would certainly like to see a specimen of this one."
I found a similar species on due grasses at a Texas beach. I'm sending them to Mockford .

Your images are great. I'd like to know what microscope and setup you use.

Imaging System and Dr. Mockford
Thanks Diane! We would love for Dr. Mockford to receive our Psocodea from San Clemente Island. Please have him email me at

You motivated me to write a couple sentences of methods for our terrestrial invertebrates of San Clemente Island project:

A Leica M125 stereomicroscope with a DMC4500 camera attained specimen images at multiple focal planes, which were montaged into a composite image using Z-Stack technology in the Leica Application Suite 4.11.0 (Leica Microsystems, Bannockburn, IL, USA). Purell hand sanitizer applied to a Pyrex petri dish secured wet specimens for imaging.

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