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insect - Ellipes

insect - Ellipes
Decatur, Wise County, Texas, USA
September 11, 2020
Size: approximately 1.5mm
I found this on a sandstone rock face. It appears to have made a "cocoon" out the sand it mined. After looking at the photos closer I think I can see eggs. I tried to catch it but it kept jumping pass my container.

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cool pics! they characteristically make these little raised burrows in wet sandy places

Moved from ID Request.

Thank you!
I may go back and try to catch one again. It was quite the jumper. Thanks again!

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