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Ovoid nodules inside old Gnorimoschema baccharisella gall - Gnorimoschema baccharisella

Ovoid nodules inside old Gnorimoschema baccharisella gall - Gnorimoschema baccharisella
Carpinteria Bluffs, Santa Barbara County, California, USA
December 31, 2010
Size: nodules ~0.8mm in length
Closer view of the ovoid nodules.

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For what it's worth...
I've concluded that these are probably the fruiting bodies of some kind of fungus. Presumably the frass left behind by the Gnorimoschema baccharisella larva is tasty to fungi.

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I moved this one image to "Unsolved bug-related mysteries" to increase your chances that this series will eventually be seen by someone who knows what these are...

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