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Photo#1927168
Atropetae? - Cerobasis

Atropetae? - Cerobasis
Salt Point State Park, Sonoma County, California, USA
December 26, 2020
Found on a rock on lichen, well beyond the tree line in the coastal scrub.

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Atropetae? - Cerobasis Atropetae? - Cerobasis

Suppose you could find more of this species ...
to send to Dr. Mockford?

 
We've collected the same specimen!
Miraculously, the same specimen was there on the same rock after a week. We collected it, as well as one more tiny one found on a lichen-filled rock nearby: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/67429845. Let us know if you wish to receive these specimens, we'd be happy to send them.

 
Hang on to that specimen
I have not been able to contact Mockford recently. Given his age, the pandemic and the weather, I worry. I'm not able to work on that specimen right now, but I suspect this is either a "new" endemic or an introduced species.

 
If we return to that spot
We will be sure to look and collect what we can find. Sure an odd habitat to find a bark louse. Thanks for the help!

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Moved from Cerobasis annulata.

I must bow to the master ...
Dr. Mockfod says: "I am quite sure this is not C. annulata. It is much darker and more heavily marked than my specimens of that species. The coloration of this individual strongly indicates that it is adult. I would really like to see it, but I don’t suppose it was collected."

This is a nymph of ...
Cerobasis annulata. The adult would have small winglets. It is an introduced species and has become established on the California coast.

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